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Babcock-Smith House Museum
124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI  02891
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Secrets of the Museum

Sunday, February 5 at 2 pm
Presented by Ed Fazio and Tony Smith

If you missed the original presentation, come see photos of seldom-seen features, such as the Roman archway in the basement, and share your stories.

At the Carriage House.
Free to members. $5.00 for not-yet members.

Did you read the news? Newspaper Stories of the Westerly Granite Industry

March 26 at 2 pm
Presented by Hugh Barton Sunday,

In his research, Hugh has discovered some fascinating local granite stories which he will share with us.

At the Carriage House.
Free to members. $5.00 for not-yet members.

Why Some Monuments Canít Seem to Stay in One Place

Sunday, April 16 at 2 pm
Presented by John Linton

This program will focus on the closing of cemeteries in San Francisco and the destruction of monuments there, and the movement of the Horace Greeley statue in NYC, the John Mason statue in Connecticut, the Stonewall Jackson statue in VA, and the Soldiers and Sailors Civil War Monument in Providence.

At the Carriage House.
Free to members. $5.00 for not-yet members.

History Revealed by Monuments Between 1875 and 1920

Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm

Presented by Museum Volunteers
             
Once again, we are participating in Historical Cemeteries Month sponsored statewide by Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. In collaboration with the River Bend Cemetery, we will be conducting a walking tour of a small section of the cemetery. Our goal is three-fold.  By examining monuments, we can learn about family genealogy, significant events of the time period and artistic trends of the era. 

At River Bend Cemetery.
Donations accepted.

Urso Family
Photo courtesy of
The Westerly Sun

Italian Immigrant Traditions in Westerly

Sunday, May 7, at 2 pm
Presented by Edward Gradilone

Italian immigrants settled here more than one hundred years ago, bringing with them many traditions. What traditions are still alive and well today? What traditions still exist, but have changed: What traditions are no longer practiced?

At the Carriage House.
Free to members. $5.00 for not-yet members.

Open House

Saturday, May 27 at 2 pm
             
Free tours.  Joshua’s Store open. 

Program TBA

Downtown Granite Tour            

Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 pm  (rain date Wednesday, July 12)

             
Walking Tour of significant Westerly granite buildings, monuments, and other often overlooked examples of the contributions of Westerly granite craftsmen.

Meet at the Columbus statue in Wilcox Park across from the Town Hall.

Free to members.
$5.00 for not-yet members.

Downtown Granite Tour            

Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 pm  (rain date Thursday, August 10)

             
Walking Tour of significant Westerly granite buildings, monuments, and other often overlooked examples of the contributions of Westerly granite craftsmen.

Meet at the Columbus Statue in Wilcox Park across from the Town Hall.

Free to members.
$5.00 for not-yet members.

Collecting Fruit Jars

Sunday, August 20, at 2pm
Presented by Maureen Bjorkland

This presentation explores how canning foodstuffs has developed over the years. Fruit jars, more commonly known as canning or mason jars, in their amazing array of colors, sizes and shapes will be displayed!

At the Carriage House.
Free to members. $5.00 for not-yet members.


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