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Babcock-Smith House Museum
124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI   02891
401-596-5704
babcocksmithhouse@gmail.com

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Westerly Historical Society

Westerly Historical Society
Members' Potluck and Research Sharing Event

Sunday, Jan 14 at 2pm

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

Judge Frank Williams

Abraham Lincoln: With Charity to Some

Sunday, January 28 at 2 pm
Presented by Judge Frank Williams, local Lincoln scholar.

Judge Williams will explore pardons during and after the Civil War.

At the Carriage House.    Not-yet members $5.00; members free.

Westerly Postcards
Rhode Island Towns and Villages: a Postcard View

Sunday, February 11 at 2 pm
Presented by Joseph Coduri

“Rhode Island Towns and Villages: a postcard view,” recently published by Joseph Coduri, illustrates the rich heritage of the small towns and villages of our state. Using images from his post card collection, Joe provides the reader with a nostalgic trip back in time.

At the Carriage House.    Not-yet members $5.00; members free.
Westerly Historical Society The Story of an Old Mill:  The Pawcatuck Thread Mill

Sunday, February 18, at 2 pm
Presented by Pamela Scott

Once the Pawcatuck River was dotted with textile mills, now mostly inactive.  Pamela Scott will share the history of one of those mills.

At the Carriage House.    Not-yet members $5.00; members free.
Westerly Historical Society Little Known Facts about the Babcock Smith House;
with tours and lecture

Sunday, March 25, at 2 pm
Presented by Ed Fazio and Tony Smith

Ed Fazio and Tony Smith will show photos of seldom-seen features, such as the Roman archway in the basement, and share new stories about the history of the museum house.

At the Carriage House.    Not-yet members $5.00; members free.
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Buzzi Memorials: Fine Carvings on Public Buildings and Memorials

Sunday, April 8 at 2 pm
Presented by John Coduri

John Coduri will explore the contributions of this small Pawcatuck company which specialized in fine carvings on public buildings as well as gravestone work.  Founded in 1933 by carver Angelo Buzzi and continued by his son Harold, Buzzi Memorials is now owned by Richard Brooks.

At the Carriage House.    Not-yet members $5.00; members free.
Westerly Historical Society Westerly, Pawcatuck & the River that Changed the Landscape

Sunday, April 15, at 2 pm
Presented by Rebecca Nolan

At the Carriage House.    Not-yet members $5.00; members free.
149th
A Gettysburg Mystery: The monument to the 149th NY Infantry

Saturday, May 26 at 2 pm
Presented by: Tom Foley

July 2nd, 1863: a lone brigade faces overwhelming odds and saves the Union Army at Gettysburg, only to be forgotten by history. Hear the story of their heroic stand and why the Smith Granite Co. monument to the 149th NY has gone missing.

As part of the Open House, free tours will be given of the Babcock Smith House.

At the Carriage House.  Program is free to all.
River Bend Cemetery
An Evening of Outdoor Art:  A Stroll Down Cypress and Cedar Lanes

Monday, August 13 at 6 pm  (rain date August 20)

Join us at River Bend Cemetery for a walking tour of various monuments near each other along two lanes.  We will meet near the office and you may park there or on one of the upper streets, but please not on Cypress or Cedar.

Not-yet members $5.00: members free.
River Bend Cemetery
"Outback, or is this trip necessary?"

Sunday, September 23 at 2 pm
Presented by Virginia Williams

Williams will present her entertaining program on the history and lore of the outhouse.
 
At the Carriage House.  Not-yet members free; members free.
2018 Holiday Boutique
Holiday Boutique

Saturday, December 8,  9 am to 1 pm

Join us for a holiday marketplace of cookie platters, assorted baked goods, handmade decorative greens, artisan-crafted soaps, hearty soups to go...and much, much more!  Place a bid on one of many exquisite raffle baskets and remember to stop in at Joshuas's Store to see what's new.

At the Carriage House.


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