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Gingerbread House Demonstration at the RJD

Gingerbread House Demonstration at the RJD

If you have always wanted to learn how to construct a gingerbread house or if you are looking to take your baking and decorating skills to the next level, you will have the opportunity to do so on Saturday, November 22nd at the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum at our Gingerbread House Demonstration at 9:30… Continue Reading

2014 Tablescape Show House at the RJD

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House will be transformed into a gallery of stunning holiday displays in the second annual Celebrate the Seasons November 13th ~ 16th. Experience the creativity of area designers as the museum celebrates the time-honored traditions of gracious entertaining and warm hospitality with more than 34 tablescapes by talented professional and amateurs. The period… Continue Reading

RJD Music in the Parlors Series

The Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House & Garden Museum invites you to attend two very special musical programs, offered as part of the RJD Music in the Parlors Series on Sunday, March 24th and Sunday, April 14th. The parlors of this historic whaling mansion provide a unique setting for an intimate and memorable musical experience. Opening the series… Continue Reading

RJD Gardens Soon to Bear Fruit

Fruit trees are destined for the RJD landscape early next year, returning an essential historical element to the gardens. The creation of a small orchard or fruit tree planting in the southwest quadrant of the property is the first step in a multi-year rehabilitation plan as outlined in the Museum’s recently completed Cultural Landscape Study… Continue Reading

New Garden Resource Material Being Developed

New Garden Resource Material Being Developed

Resource materials and related programming are currently being developed in conjunction with the planting of fruit trees in the southwest quadrant of the RJD gardens. Extensive historical research compiled for the Cultural Landscape Study as well as information collected by the Horticulture Committee of the Garden Club of Buzzards Bay will be incorporated into student… Continue Reading

Grant Award Funds Projects at the RJD

Grant Award Funds Projects at the RJD

The Museum is delighted to announce that it will receive grant funding in the amount of $38,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council Facilities Fund in the coming year. The Museum is required to match the award from other sources on a one-to-one basis. The monies will be used to address immediate and long-term preservation projects… Continue Reading

Celebrate the Season at the RJD

Each year the interiors of the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum are transformed for our fundraising event, Celebrate the Season. The period rooms of this Greek Revival whaling mansion are appointed with elegant holiday decorations, plant material, table settings and displays. Funds generated from the event underwrite the cost of student educational programming, offered… Continue Reading

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