‘Mini-dig’ planned at the King Caesar House

Written by Administrator
 | Tuesday, 08 September 2009 19:10

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society is seeking volunteers for another archaeological dig.  Unlike the Second Meetinghouse Dig of last year, this undertaking will not be a full blown excavation.  The “mini-dig” will take place at the King Caesar House.  This time, no building foundation is being sought.  The object is to sink a number of small “test-pits” in an effort to locate any shards of material that might shed light on what sort of materials the Weston Family had in the house.

The King Caesar House museum, represented as it likely appeared around the 1820s, is full of period objects, the vast majority of which have Duxbury provenance.  However, few of them actually belonged to Ezra Weston II, “King Caesar.” Very little is known about how the Westons furnished the house.  Any scraps, shards, or fragments uncovered during the mini-dig will add to the Society’s understanding of what the Westons had in the house during the golden age of the Weston firm.

The dig will take place daily from Sept. 21 through 27 from 1-4 p.m.  Those interested in participating are asked to attend an orientation session at the King Caesar Barn on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m.  

The dig is open to any interested individuals (children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult).

For more information, contact the Society at 781-934-6106 or visit the Society’s Web site at