Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, April 13th, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

“Digging Up The Past” by Matthew Hayden

The presentation will include a discussion and display of the many historical items
found locally by a police detective who enjoys treasure hunting with a metal detector.
He has been scouring local fields for long lost items and has amassed quite a
collection of small bits of history which have literally been pulled from the earth in
Westerly after years of waiting and resting just inches beneath our feet. These items
include coins, buttons, buckles, skeleton keys, arrowheads, and much more.
The speaker is a Westerly Police Detective and a highly decorated Soldier. Matt retired
from the military after serving for twenty-seven years including five years as a United
States Marine and twenty-two years as an Army National Guard Soldier. Among many
awards and commendations, Matt received the Purple Heart and a Bronze star for his
actions overseas. He has lived in Westerly for the majority of his life and took up metal
detecting as a way to relieve stress and enjoy the outside.

The event is free and open to the public.
Location: Babcock Smith Carriage House, 124 Granite Street, Westerly, RI

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

“The Westerly Jewelry Fire” presented by Joseph Fusaro

This presentation will include a discussion of the 1975 fire which destroyed 64 High Street and the Westerly Jewelry Company’s former location. Numerous photographs and a detailed description of the valiant efforts of firefighters will be presented. Joseph Fusaro is an assistant fire chief of the Westerly Fire Department and the unofficial historian of the many fires that have occurred throughout Westerly.

In the meantime, please browse out Events Archive for past programs.

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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. and on Zoom.