Events


Babcock-Smith House Museum
124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI   02891
401-596-5704
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Westerly Historical Society
Members' Potluck and Research Sharing Event

Sunday, Jan 24, 2017 at 2pm

At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

Judge Frank Williams

Reconstruction after the Civil War:  What Went Wrong?

Sunday, February 5, 2017
Presented by Judge Frank Williams, noted Lincoln scholar

At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

Narragansett Update

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2pm
Presented by Loren Spears, Exectutive Director of Tomaquag Museum

Narragansett history and culture, the Indigenous Empowerment Network, and the growth of the award-winning Tomaquag Museum.

At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.
A Great Pattern Collector

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2pm
Presented by Joy Emery, Professor Emerita & Curator, URI Commercial Pattern Archive

HIstoric sewing patterns; Emery's collection of patterns is the largest known.

At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

National Register of Historic Places, and Historic Preservation in Westerly

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2pm
Presented by Elizabeth Wharburton, architectural historian at the State Historic Preservation Office

At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

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The Economics of Historic Preservation

Saturday, April 29
32nd Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

For information and registration for this whole day conference, which will take place in locations in Wath Hill and Westerly, see www.preservationconference.com.

Sampler Children's Program: Sampling History's Mysteries

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00-12:00 pm
Presented by South County Sampler Initiative

Come learn how objects such as schoolgirl samplers can be used to understand the lives of young children long ago.  Hands-on activities will include making a bookmark with cross-stitched initials and solving the mystery of Clarissa.  Program is offered as part of the South County Sampler Initiative funded by the RI Council for the Humanities. Program designed for children in K-6 but all are welcome. 

At the Carriage House.  Program is free to all but pre-registration is required; call 401.315.2768
Sampler
This Needlework of Mine: Historic Samplers of Rhode Island

Sunday, June 4 at 2:00-3:30 pm
Presented by South County Sampler Initiative

Last fall people brought in samplers to be documented as part of the South County Sampler Initiative.  This program will share the findings of that documentation and explore the history of schoolgirl samplers.  Samplers from the Museum will be on display and audience members are invited to bring their own samplers.
This program is offered as part of the South County Sampler Initiative funded by the Ri Council fo the Humanities.

At the Carriage House.  Program is free to all.
Death and Diamonds Book Cover
The Battle of Stalingrad

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2pm
Presented by Anastasia Goodman (aka Harriet Grayson), author

Anastasia Goodman discusses the Battle of Stalingrad through readings from her Sasha Perlov mystery series ("Loose Ends" & "Death and Diamonds") with a discussion of hte actual epic battle.

"It was one of the most significant battles of the 20th century.  Historians consider it the turning point in WW II.  Sasha, a Russion-born police detective, speaks to survivors of the battle in the mystery series (anastasiagoodman.weebly.com).  His grandfather was the Hero of the Battle of Stalingrad.  Learn about this monumental military event through literature and a discussion that describes how the two great powers -- Nazi Germany and the Russian Red Army -- face off in the midst of frightened civilians caught in the cross fire."

At the Carriage House.  Not-yet members $5.00; members free.
Babcock-Smith House Holiday Festival

TBD

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