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


Joshua's Store

Joshua's Store, with a ten percent discount for members, is stocked with a variety of items for your home and gift giving:

  • handcrafted clothing and crafts made by our docents
  • T-shirts and miscellaneous items featuring our BSH logo
  • books and other publications on museum-related topics

The Christmas Bazaar features many of the store's regular items along with special gifts for the season -- with prices to fit every budget! 

This page will highlight some of our featured items and publications; check back frequently as our inventory changes.

The shop is open during museum hours and special events.

Featured Items

Available at Joshua's Store or by order form

DVDDVD:  "The Patriot from Kings County: Joshua Babcock"  ($15.00)

The Patriot from Kings County: Joshua Babcock provides an overview of the life and times of Dr. Joshua Babcock.
It is written and produced by Betty‐Jo Cugini Greene of Weathervane Communications with videographer/editor
Jim Karpeichik of Ocean State Video.

Dr. Babcock was a physician, statesman, judge, postmaster and friend of Benjamin Franklin. He was the
grandson of one of the first permanent settlers of Westerly and built his house in 1734 on property on Post Road in Westerly (now known as Granite Street). That house is currently open as a museum, known as Babcock‐
Smith House Museum. Learn more about Dr. Joshua Babcock and his many accomplishments in this DVD.

DVDDVD:  "Carved From Stone:Legacy of A Granite Town"  ($10.00)

This DVD showcases the people, processed and products of the Westerly granite industry. It is written and produced by Betty-Jo Cugini Greene of Weathervane Communications with
videographer/editor Jim Karpeichik of Ocean State Video.

The documentary that debuted on Rhode Island PBS includes 1920 era film from the Sullivan Granite Quarry, a tour of Westerly Granite monuments in Gettysburg National Military Park and Woodlawn Cemetery in New York. Learn about the granite industry from those who worked the stone and granite historians who have theirown granite connections. 

Book:  "Built From Stone, The Westerly Granite Story"  ($44.95)

Authors: Linda Smith Chaffee, John B. Coduri and Ellen L. Madison, Ph.D.
Although both the majestic and the humble products made from Westerly granite will be around for generations to come, the number of people who have an intimate knowledge of the granite industry are quickly diminishing and, with them, records and artifacts. This full color, hard-bound edition of “Built from Stone” is an attempt to share bits and pieces of the Westerly granite story so that the present generation can take pride in Westerly’s granite heritage. Read Reviews


Available at Joshua's Store or by order form
1. Babcock Smith House Museum     ($8.00)
32 page color booklet telling the story of the house and its people in both text and pictures. A must if you want to know about the museum. Written by Isaac and Gertrude Smith and Linda Smith Chaffee.
2. Life on the Ocean Wave: Reminiscences of My Voyage Around the World 1857-1858      ($5.00)
Original memoir by Charlotte Babcock, the wife of sea captain David Babcock. Transcribed by Gertrude Smith. 70 pages. $5.00
3. BSH Recipe Book    ($10.00)
Recipes compiled by Docent Dorothy Benson with charming illustrations by docent Grace Culver. One recipe per page. 142 pages.
4. In and About Westerly   ($22.50)
Twenty essays on various topics relating to Westerly, many of which had been previously published in the Westerly Historical Society Newsletter. Includes updated locations of historic cemeteries, list of Westerly Historical Society publications, and index. Compiled and edited by Thomas O'Connell. 231 pages.
5. The Story of a Mill Village: Carolina Rhode Island    ($10.00)
Written by Vera Robinson.
6. First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hopkinton in Ashaway Rhode Island   (----)
Recounts 300 years of history of the church in Westerly as it was defined in 1700 to present: 93 pages including photos. Spiral bound.
7. CD The Westerly Granite Story    ($19.95)
Narrated history of the Westerly Granite industry featuring old photos and anecdotes from granite historian and stonecutter Isaac Smith, Jr.
8. Clipper Ship - Young America: First Passage in My Voyage Around the World 1856-1857    ($5.00)
Journal of John B. Babcock with maps of the trip.  Transcribed by Meg Barclay

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