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.

2017:  Our monthly programs have concluded for this year.  Look for new programs in September!

For more events at the Carriage House, visit:

Past Events

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.

March 5, 2017.  Joy Emery, Professor emerita & curator of the URI Commercial Pattern Archive spoke about historic sewing patterns.

February 12th, 2017Lorén 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.

January 15, 2017: Westerly Historical Society Member Potluck and Research Sharing event.

November 6, 2016.  Larry Webster, an aeronautical archaeologist spoke about the Quonset Air Museum, its collections, past and future plans.

October 2, 2016 Robert Degoursey from the Westerly Pawcatuck Region of the Antique Automobiles Club of America spoke about classic car restoration and their history. Classic cars were parked at the site! PHOTOS

September 18, 2016  Captain Bill Palmer and Greg Pettys produced a documentary on the The Sinking of U-853. This is the U-boat sunk on the last day of WWII off Block Island.  They discussed the documentary and the book Bill has published.