Docents Docents

Are you a Colonial history buff?  Or an antiques lover?  Or perhaps you've always wondered about the carved memorials that fill your local cemetery?  If so, we invite you to become a docent for the Babcock-Smith House Museum and indulge your curiosity while sharing what you learn!

Docents play a vital role in the support of the museum, both as public educators and historic researchers on behalf of the museum and its collections. 

Our non-profit Docents program was founded to support the museum in a variety of ways.  These include:

  • conducting house tours • organizing & supporting events
  • participating in seminars • fundraising
  • promoting early period crafts  

During the month of May we host all local fifth-graders.  They learn about the Babcock-Smith House and try their hands at various colonial crafts.

Regular meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month, unless that day happens to fall on a holiday weekend. In those months our meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month. Our "December" meeting will be held on the last Monday in November. Refreshments before each meeting start at 9:30 am, and the actual meeting starts at 10:00. The volunteer docents genuinely welcome new interested people who would like to become involved in helping to maintain Westerly's historic gem. If you are interested in joining or obtaining more information, call Meg Barclay .

Left to right back row:
Jan Tunney, Meg Barclay, Ed Fazio, Mary Keniston

Left to right front row :
John Leach, Jean Aiello


Docent Officers for 2020-2021

Ed Fazio

Vice President
Mary Keniston

Jan Tunney

Recording Secretary
Meg Barclay


Jan Tunney

Corresponding Secretary
Brenda Linton

Joshua's Store
Mary Keniston

Docent Board of Directors
Jean Aiello


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