Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May, at 6:30 pm in the carriage house of the Babcock Smith House, 124 Granite St.
Programs are held on Sundays in the carriage house of the Babcock Smith House, 124 Granite St. The programs are free for members and $5 for non-members.
September 24, 2017: Using Research Tools to Discover our Local History. Ann L. Smith, editor of Westerly’s Witness will discuss the types of materials and methods used in developing information for historical research pieces.
October 1, 2017: World War II Rhode Island book lecture. Christian McBurney, author and editor of http://smallstatebighistory.com will be returning to speak about his new book, World War II Rhode Island . If you are a WWII veteran please arrive early and share your story with the author! The Carriage House will open at 1pm for this special event!
November 12, 2017: From the Archives: The Collections of the Westerly Historical Society. Zachary Garceau, researcher at the New England Historical Genealogical Society, and our Society’s new Archivist will speak about the Westerly Historical Society, its collections, and future plans.
May 17, Wednesday, 5:30-8:00 pm. Annual Meeting and Dinner at Venice Restaurant.
April 2, 2017. Jane Elizabeth D. Warburton, Senior Architectural Historian, Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (SHPO) spoke on the National Register of Historic Places and historic preservation in Westerly. http://www.preservation.ri.gov/
March 5, 2017. Joy Emery, Professor emerita & curator of the URI Commercial Pattern Archive spoke about historic sewing patterns. http://web.uri.edu/specialcollections/copa/
February 12th, 2017. Lorén Spears, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum spoke about Narragansett history and culture, the Indigenous Empowerment Network and the growth of the award winning Tomaquag Museum. http://www.tomaquagmuseum.org/
January 15, 2017: Annual Westerly Historical Society Member Potluck and Research Sharing event.
For more events at the Carriage House, visit: http://www.babcocksmithhouse.org/BabcockSmithHouse/events.htm