The archive: recorded presentations for you to view.
October 28, 2018: Recent Happenings at the Watch Hill Lighthouse Museum. By Ann Johnson. Watch the video.
September 16, 2018: Life in the 18th Century, New London and the surrounding area. By Patricia Schaefer. New London was a growing, bustling seaport in the 18th century. We explored how people spent their time, what was important to them, and why life in “the good old days” was anything but simple. Watch the video.
April 15, 2018: Westerly, Pawcatuck & the River that Changed the Landscape. Rebecca Nolan. This talk explored the history of development and manufacturing along the Pawcatuck River and its mill villages. Watch the video.
February 18, 2018: Pamela Scott, WHS program director, spoke about the William Clark Company Thread Mill: An Interesting History. Watch the video.
November 12, 2017: 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. Watch the video.
September 24, 2017: Ann L. Smith, editor of Westerly’s Witness discussed the types of materials and methods used in developing information for historical research pieces. Watch the video.
April 2, 2017: Elizabeth D. Warburton, from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, spoke on the National Register of Historic Places. Watch the video.
October 2015: Ann Smith spoke about Steamboats of the Pawcatuck River. Watch the video.