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

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Judge Frank Williams

Lincoln's Melancholia

Sunday, February 16 at 2 pm
Presented by Judge Frank Williams, local Lincoln scholar.

Judge Williams continues his discussion of our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln.

At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

The Woman's Suffrage Movement in Rhode Island - The Quest for Equality

Sunday, February 23 at 2 pm
Presented by Russ DeSimone

The talk looks at the struggle for equality and access to the ballot box beginning in the mid-nineteenth century up to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

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

Lazzari & Barton statue

Lazzari & Barton - Rediscovering My Family's Monument Business and its Westerly Connections

Sunday, March 8, at 2 pm
Presented by Hugh Barton

Learn about the search to find out more about Lazzari and Barton.

At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

Vintage Baseball in Westerly

Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm  CANCELLED
Presented by Russell Soder

A chat about the Westerly Quarrymen, the game we play and how we play it.  Discover our beloved pastime in its original form, circa 1864.

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

Dixie's Land music sheet
Abe Lincoln's Songbook

Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm   POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Presented by Peter PIacquadio and muscians

Come hear the music which Abraham Lincoln loved. Brass trio with narration.

At the Carriage House.    Not-yet members $5; free for members.
Granite Street building

Granite Street: Then and Now

Saturday May 23 at 2 pm  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Presented by John Coduri and Tony Smith

Do you wonder what Granite Street looked like before it became a strip of retail establishments? Come and find out.

At the Carriage House. Annual Open House. Admission Free.

Riverbend Cemetery carving

Down by the Riverside

July 16, 6 pm (rain date July 23 at 6 pm)
Presented by Museum volunteers

Museum volunteers will share insights into the monuments in the old section of river Bend Cemetery along the river. Parking is most available near the office. For who wish to be closer, drive past the office toward the river. We will all meet at the Middleton Mausoleum on the North side of the cemetery.

Riverbend Cemetery. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

George S. Greene

G.S. Greene: Gettysburg Granite

Sunday, August 30, 2 pm
Presented by Tom Foley

This program will explore several Smith Granite Company monuments on Culp’s Hill, Gettysburg, as well as discuss a piece of Gettysburg granite that found its way to Rhode Island. Tom will present mysteries, myths and legends in abundance.

NOTE:  Because of the limitations on numbers due to Covid-19, we are limiting attendance to 20, by reservation only. If there is an overflow, Tom has graciously agreed to repeat the program at 3:30. Please reserve your space by calling the museum at 401-596-5704 or by signing up online at at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B49A8A822A6F94-august


At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

Octagonal house

The Age of the Octagon

Sunday, September 20 at 2 pm  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Presented by Virginia Williams


Well noted for her humor and her research, Williams will explore a variety of octagon houses.

At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

Elm St. street sign

Origin of Westerly Street Names

Sunday October 4, at 2 pm  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Presented by John Coduri

An enjoyable program on how and why many Westerly Street names were chosen over the years.

At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

Riverbend Cemetery carving

Down by the Riverside

September 10, 6 pm  POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 15 AT 5:30 PM
Presented by Museum volunteers

Museum volunteers will share insights into the monuments in the old section of river Bend Cemetery along the river. Parking is most available near the office. For who wish to be closer, drive past the office toward the river. We will all meet at the Middleton Mausoleum on the North side of the cemetery.

Riverbend Cemetery. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

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Holiday Boutique

Saturday, December 5, 9 am to 1 pm

Join us for a holiday marketplace of cookie platters, assorted baked goods, handmade decorative greens, artisinal 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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