2020 Duxbury FINAL Advance Book Offer for June 1

May 2020 - Only several weeks left to order an advance copy of "Duxbury 2020 - Our Pilgrim Story ". Published by the Alden Kindred of America, Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, and Duxbury 2020, Inc., the advance offer is extended until June 1 by mail only at $20.20 per copy plus tax.

The 2020 essay collection will lead you through an adventure about Duxbury before its formation through the insight of 12 authors - each with a perspective about the early settlers who in the words of William Bradford settled "Across the Bay". 

Mayflower descendants and folks who live in Duxbury are very attuned to early Pilgrim history. It's in Duxbury DNA - places such as Millbrook named after the Millbrook Dam, the Bluefish River, Myles Standish Monument, the Old Burying Ground (final resting place of Alden's, Standish's and others), and property of John and Priscilla Alden in continuous land ownership by Alden's since the 1600's.  

In this collection you will learn about how deed research is challenging our understanding of when settlers actually arrived. You will delight in conversation about "Priscilla and Her Children". And, you will better understand cultural misconceptions in "Backstory to Colonization". 

The $20.20 advance offer is available only by mail. Please make your check payable to Duxbury 2020, Inc., PO Box 2407, Duxbury, MA 02331. Yours in History, Duxbury 2020, Inc.,


Leiden400 (Netherlands) - Online Opening Pilgrimyear!

Due to coronavirus measures the official opening was cancelled, but we found an alternative option. On Saturday May 16th, the online opening of the Pilgrim Year Leiden400 will take place. During this online event, which will be in English, you will have ample opportunity to become acquainted with Leiden Pilgrim history. The organization will take you on a city walk through the historic city centre of Leiden, while explaining the fascinating story of Leiden in the Golden Age and the role of the Pilgrims during this period.

You and your members – as descendant – may be interested in our online opening! The opening can be seen via a livestream on our Facebook page – Mayflower400nl. A number of locations and museums linked to the Pilgrims will open their doors for the Leiden400 organization. They will guide you through the exhibitions and their stories by interviewing the directors and curators of the various locations.

You can follow the live stream at the times below:

Live stream: https://www.facebook.com/Mayflower400NL

- 10 am - 2 pm (US, Eastern Time)

- 15.00 – 19.00 hrs (Time in UK)

- 16.00 - 20.00 hrs (Time in NL)

You can find more information about the online opening on

English: https://leiden400.nl/en/programitem/online-opening-leiden400.

Dutch: https://leiden400.nl/nl/programmaitem/online-opening-leiden400