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





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Auction September 18, 2021

Save the date! The Babcock-Smith House has cleared out the historic home's attic and we're going to auction off the treasures outdoors on Saturday, September 18th (rain date: September 19th).

Preview and vendors open at 1 PM, and the auction will start at 2 PM. If you'd like a sneak peek at some of our items, our wonderful auctioneer Bob Ward has posted 120 photos here:

Museum Collections Database Accessible Online

Visitors to our website can now easily and quickly search our Collections database using the online "Search the Collections Database" link on our navigation bar.  At this time the search options are limited to information and photographs related to our granite industry, quilt, and sampler collections.  Visitors who may have research questions related to other items in the museum's collection are invited to contact us via

Blacksmith Exhibit

The gift of a grindstone gave us the impetus we needed for a winter project to add a blacksmith exhibit to our permanent granite exhibit. We will debut it at our Open House on Saturday, July 3 from 2-5. Try your hand at pounding the anvil and sharpening a chisel.

To Submit Granite Information, Anecdotes, or Artifacts:

Email:  Ellen Madison,

Snail mail:  Linda Chaffee c/o Babcock-Smith House Museum, 124 Granite Street, Westerly, RI. 02891

Phone:  Linda Chaffee,    401-377-8490

Phone:  Betty-Jo Cugini  401-315-2446

Also in the News...

* If you haven't toured the musuem in a while, call to reserve a Covid-safe private tour.

* Thanks to the Lattner Foundation for their gift of $5,000 which will make possible air conditioning the second floor of the museum house.

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