Past Events

Past Events

February 2024
Feb 18
Feb 18
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Maureen Bjorkland. Join us as we explore the connection between the Babcock Smith House Museum and Wallace Nutting. Wallace Nutting was a photographer, artist and author who was […]

January 2024
Jan 14
Jan 14
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Hugh Barton will share his findings on some of the companies, including Calder & Carnie, Jonathan Lanphear, WR Frazier, and Orlando Smith North Quarry, which quarried the lesser known Westerly […]

December 2023
Dec 09
Dec 09
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Take home our popular cookie platters and homemade biscotti.  Shop early at Joshua's Store and enter our gift certificate raffle.  Free hot cider, muffins, gourmet soup and Museum Tours.

November 2023
Nov 05
Nov 05
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Suzanne Matteson Suzanne will share her research on Harry Babcock, whose portrait is featured in both the Museum house and the Stonington Historical Society Palmer Mansion. Free to […]

September 2023
Sep 17
Sep 17
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Preview: 1:00 pm Auction: 2:00 pm Huge auction, conducted by Bob Ward, features antiques, primitives, country pieces, big and small. Something for everyone. Postings will be made and updated regularly […]

Sep 10
Sep 10
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Maureen Bjorkland This presentation explores how canning foodstuffs has developed over the years. Fruit jars, more commonly known as canning or mason jars, in their amazing array of […]

August 2023
Aug 09
Aug 09

Walking Tour of significant Westerly granite buildings, monuments, and other often overlooked examples of the contributions of Westerly granite craftsmen. Meet at the Columbus Statue in Wilcox Park across from […]

July 2023
Jul 11
Jul 11

Walking Tour of significant Westerly granite buildings, monuments, and other often overlooked examples of the contributions of Westerly granite craftsmen. Meet at the Columbus statue in Wilcox Park across from […]

May 2023
May 27
May 27

Free tours. Joshua’s Store open. Program TBA

May 07
May 07
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Edward Gradilone Italian immigrants settled here more than one hundred years ago, bringing with them many traditions. What traditions are still alive and well today? What traditions still […]

April 2023
Apr 23
Apr 23
River Bend Cemetery, United States

Presented by Museum Volunteers Once again, we are participating in Historical Cemeteries Month sponsored statewide by Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. In collaboration with the River Bend Cemetery, […]

Apr 16
Apr 16
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by John Linton This program will focus on the closing of cemeteries in San Francisco and the destruction of monuments there, and the movement of the Horace Greeley statue […]

March 2023
Mar 25
Mar 25
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Hugh Barton Sunday, In his research, Hugh has discovered some fascinating local granite stories which he will share with us. At the Carriage House. Free to members. $5.00 […]

February 2023
Feb 02
Feb 02
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Ed Fazio and Tony Smith If you missed the original presentation, come see photos of seldom-seen features, such as the Roman archway in the basement, and share your […]

December 2022
Dec 10
Dec 10
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

The Babcock-Smith House docents will be selling cookies, raffle baskets and gift certificates. Joshua’s Store will be open. Complimentary hot cider, cookies, and mini-muffins. Free tours of the holiday -decorated […]

July 2022
Jul 12
Jul 12
River Bend Cemetery, United States

rain date July 14 rain date August 11 Presented by Museum volunteers Museum volunteers will share insights into the monuments in an older section of River Bend Cemetery. This year […]

June 2022
Jun 29
Jun 29
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Save the date for another of our delectable tea parties in the Carriage House to celebrate the opening of Little Victorians, our latest exhibit depicting the world of children during […]

Jun 05
Jun 05
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Join us as Gertrude Smith shares her memories of the history of the trust. She and her husband Isaac were part of the history for over forty years of the […]

May 2022
May 28
May 28
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Join us for our annual open house featuring the opening event of Little Victorians, a charming new exhibit from the Museum’s textile collection featuring children’s clothing, toys, games and books, […]

April 2022
Apr 24
Apr 24
River Bend Cemetery, United States

(rain date May 1) Presented by River Bend Cemetery and the Babcock-Smith House Museum The Open House at River Bend Cemetery will celebrate the major renovation of its office and […]

Apr 13
Apr 13
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Matthew Hayden Hayden, a Westerly police detective who enjoys treasure hunting with a metal detector, will discuss and display some of the many historical items found locally including […]

March 2022
Mar 27
Mar 27
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Bob Madison Retired English professor Bob Madison will offer a discussion of the books of Sherlock Holmes—not the books the famous detective appeared in, but the books that […]

Mar 09
Mar 09
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Robert Boucher Boucher, a Civil War reenactor for almost thirty years, will include a discussion and demonstration of the typical gear worn and used by a Civil War […]

February 2022
Feb 20
Feb 20
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Peter PIacquadio and muscians Come hear the music which Abraham Lincoln loved. Brass trio with narration. At the Carriage House. Free to members. $5.00 for not-yet members.

December 2021
Dec 11
Dec 11
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Cookie platters, raffle of gift certificates, Joshua’s Store and tours of the decorated mansion house. Babcock Smith House Carriage House. Current Rhode Island Covid rules in effect.

October 2021
Oct 03
Oct 03
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Join author and historian, Marty Podskoch, for a talk about his new travel book, The Rhode Island 39 Club, that encourages people to visit all 39 towns and villages in […]

September 2021
Sep 18
Sep 18
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

(Raindate Sunday Sept 19) 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. […]

August 2021
Aug 10
Aug 10
River Bend Cemetery, United States

(rain date Thursday August 12) Presented by Museum volunteers Museum volunteers will share insights into the monuments in a section in River Bend Cemetery along the river. Parking is available […]

July 2021
Jul 22
Jul 22
River Bend Cemetery, United States

Presented by Museum volunteers Museum volunteers will share insights into the monuments in a section in River Bend Cemetery along the river. Parking is available along the streets by the […]

December 2020
Dec 27
Dec 27
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 Join us for a holiday marketplace of cookie platters, assorted baked goods, handmade decorative greens, artisinal soaps, hearty soups to go...and much, much more! Place a bid […]

Dec 01
Dec 01
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Visit the museum all gussied up for Christmas. Visits are by small family groups and reservations must be made ahead of time. All COVID guidelines are in effect. Call 401-596-5704 […]

October 2020
Oct 04
Oct 04
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by John Coduri An enjoyable program on how and why many Westerly Street names were chosen over the years. At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

September 2020
Sep 20
Sep 20
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Virginia Williams Well noted for her humor and her research, Williams will explore a variety of octagon houses. At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

August 2020
Aug 30
Aug 30
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Tom Foley This program will explore several Smith Granite Company monuments on Culp’s Hill, Gettysburg, as well as discuss a piece of Gettysburg granite that found its way […]

July 2020
Jul 16
Jul 16
River Bend Cemetery, United States

Presented by Museum volunteers Museum volunteers will share insights into the monuments in the old section of river Bend Cemetery along the river. Parking is most available near the office. […]

Jul 16
Jul 16
River Bend Cemetery, United States

(rain date July 23 at 6 pm) Presented by Museum volunteers Museum volunteers will share insights into the monuments in the old section of river Bend Cemetery along the river. […]

March 2020
Mar 29
Mar 29
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Peter PIacquadio and muscians Come hear the music which Abraham Lincoln loved. Brass trio with narration. At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

Mar 15
Mar 15
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Russell Soder A chat about the Westerly Quarrymen, the game we play and how we play it. Discover our beloved pastime in its original form, circa 1864. At […]

Mar 08
Mar 08
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Hugh Barton Learn about the search to find out more about Lazzari and Barton. At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5; free for members.

February 2020
Feb 23
Feb 23
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Russ DeSimone The talk looks at the struggle for equality and access to the ballot box beginning in the mid-nineteenth century up to the passage of the 19th […]

Feb 16
Feb 16
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Judge Frank Williams, local Lincoln scholar. Judge Williams continues his discussion of our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. At the Carriage House.Not-yet members $5; free for members.

December 2019
Dec 07
Dec 07
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Join us for a holiday marketplace of cookie platters, assorted baked goods, handmade decorative greens, artisinal soaps, hearty soups to go...and much, much more! Place a bid on one of […]

Dec 01
Dec 01
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Betty-Jo Cugini and Jim Karpechik See it here first! We are premiering another outstanding documentary of our own Joshua Babcock and his friend Benjamin Franklin. Written by Betty-Jo […]

November 2019
Nov 03
Nov 03
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Jackie Smith and Sandra Berman Learn the significance of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the empowerment that it gave women to make a difference in their […]

October 2019
Oct 13
Oct 13
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by John and Brenda Linton Since 2009, John and Brenda Linton have been traveling the United States authenticating the monument orders from The Smith Granite Company records. Using their […]

September 2019
Sep 13
Sep 13
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Ellen Madison Once there was a WPA granite mural planned for the Westerly Post Office. Whatever happened to it? At the Carriage House. Free to all.

August 2019
Aug 05
Aug 05
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Babcock-Smith House Volunteers Since this is Westerly’s 350th birthday, we are celebrating the lives of some men and women who have made notable contributions to our history. Walking […]

July 2019
Jul 08
Jul 08
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Babcock-Smith House Museum volunteers Join us for a reprise of our popular downtown tour of Westerly granite buildings, monuments and architectural features. This year we will be adding […]

June 2019
Jun 23
Jun 23
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Babcock-Smith House volunteers Since this is Westerly’s 350th birthday, we are celebrating the lives of some men and women who have made notable contributions to our history. Walking […]

Jun 09
Jun 09
Wilcox Park Gazebo,

Join us for this multi-generational walking tour that brings the past 350 years alive through the mobile game of Pokemon Go’s local pokestops and gyms. Enjoy the stories of some […]

May 2019
May 25
May 25
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by John Coduri Learn how Richard Comolli continued the legacy of the Westerly Granite industry during the last half of the 20th Century. At the Carriage House. Free to […]

April 2019
Apr 14
Apr 14
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Joseph Coduri Enjoy this special view of Westerly as seen through its turn-of-the-century postcards. At the Carriage House. Free to all.

March 2019
Mar 31
Mar 31
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by the authors of the book At the Carriage House. Free to all.

Mar 24
Mar 24
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Linda Smith Chaffee Learn how three "Orlando Widows" met the challenges of raising family, operating a business, and managing a home. At the Carriage House. Free to all.

February 2019
Feb 24
Feb 24
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Zachary Garceau At the Carriage House. Free to all.

Feb 19
Feb 19
Westerly LIbrary Art Galler,

Presented by Meg Barclay Meg Barclay, a direct descendant of Tobias Saunders who was an incorporator of the Town of Westerly, will reprise her earlier well-received program on the early […]

Feb 10
Feb 10
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Judge Frank Williams, local Lincoln scholar. Judge Williams presents another fascinating program in his series on Abraham Lincoln. At the Carriage House. Free to all.

Feb 06
Feb 06
Westerly LIbrary Art Galler,

Come see Westerly History illustrated by highlights from the collections of the Babcock-Smith House Museum and the Westerly Historical Society. The exhibit will run from February 6 through March 28 […]

December 2018
Dec 08
Dec 08
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Join us for a holiday marketplace of cookie platters, assorted baked goods, handmade decorative greens, artisan-crafted soaps, hearty soups to go...and much, much more! Place a bid on one of […]

September 2018
Sep 23
Sep 23
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Virginia Williams Williams will present her entertaining program on the history and lore of the outhouse. At the Carriage House. Not-yet members free; members free.

August 2018
Aug 13
Aug 13
River Bend Cemetery, United States

Join us at River Bend Cemetery for a walking tour of various monuments near each other along two lanes. We will meet near the office and you may park there […]

May 2018
May 26
May 26
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by: Tom Foley July 2nd, 1863: a lone brigade faces overwhelming odds and saves the Union Army at Gettysburg, only to be forgotten by history. Hear the story of […]

April 2018
Apr 15
Apr 15
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Rebecca Nolan At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5.00; members free.

Apr 08
Apr 08
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by John Coduri John Coduri will explore the contributions of this small Pawcatuck company which specialized in fine carvings on public buildings as well as gravestone work. Founded in […]

March 2018
Mar 25
Mar 25
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Ed Fazio and Tony Smith Ed Fazio and Tony Smith will show photos of seldom-seen features, such as the Roman archway in the basement, and share new stories […]

February 2018
Feb 18
Feb 18
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Pamela Scott Once the Pawcatuck River was dotted with textile mills, now mostly inactive. Pamela Scott will share the history of one of those mills. At the Carriage […]

Feb 11
Feb 11
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Joseph Coduri “Rhode Island Towns and Villages: a postcard view,” recently published by Joseph Coduri, illustrates the rich heritage of the small towns and villages of our state. […]

January 2018
Jan 28
Jan 28
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Judge Frank Williams, local Lincoln scholar. Judge Williams will explore pardons during and after the Civil War. At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5.00; members free.

Jan 14
Jan 14
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

December 2017
Dec 02
Dec 02

The 1734 mansion house, decorated for the holiday, and the Westerly Granite Museum will be open to the public at no charge. Free refreshments will be available. Fresh holiday sprays […]

September 2017
Sep 17
Sep 17
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Anastasia Goodman (aka Harriet Grayson), author Anastasia Goodman discusses the Battle of Stalingrad through readings from her Sasha Perlov mystery series ("Loose Ends" & "Death and Diamonds") with […]

Sep 10
Sep 10

Presented by William Hosley This program will focus on the well-connected James Batterson of the New England Granite Company, who was responsible for building impressive buildings and monuments made from […]

Sep 05
Sep 05
Westerly LIbrary Art Galler,

Linda Smith Chaffee will present a program linking Westerly Granite, the Library, and the Civil War. This program will be held at the Westerly Public Library – Westerly’s Civil War […]

August 2017
Aug 17
Aug 17

This tour is an introduction to the various types of monuments in River Bend cemetery with the emphasis on those of Westerly granite. Later tours will focus on other specific […]

July 2017
Jul 18
Jul 18
Westerly LIbrary Art Galler,

That's the whimsical title of a new exhibit in the Isaac G. Smith Jr. Room featuring items such as handbags, parasols, shoes, bonnets, and jewelry from the Museum's Collection. This […]

Jul 13
Jul 13
Westerly LIbrary Art Galler,

The tour will include a variety of buildings and monuments which demonstrate the importance which Westerly granite played in Westerly's downtown history. Meet on park esplanade at 6:30. Wear comfortable […]

June 2017
Jun 04
Jun 04
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by South County Sampler Initiative Last fall people brought in samplers to be documented as part of the South County Sampler Initiative. This program will share the findings of […]

May 2017
May 13
May 13
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by South County Sampler Initiative Come learn how objects such as schoolgirl samplers can be used to understand the lives of young children long ago. Hands-on activities will include […]

April 2017
Apr 29
Apr 29

32nd Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference For information and registration for this whole day conference, which will take place in locations in Wath Hill and Westerly, see www.preservationconference.com.

Apr 02
Apr 02
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Elizabeth Wharburton, architectural historian at the State Historic Preservation Office At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

March 2017
Mar 05
Mar 05
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Joy Emery, Professor Emerita & Curator, URI Commercial Pattern Archive HIstoric sewing patterns; Emery's collection of patterns is the largest known. At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members […]

February 2017
Feb 12
Feb 12
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Loren Spears, Exectutive Director of Tomaquag Museum Narragansett history and culture, the Indigenous Empowerment Network, and the growth of the award-winning Tomaquag Museum. At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members […]

Feb 05
Feb 05
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Judge Frank Williams, noted Lincoln scholar At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

January 2017
Jan 24
Jan 24
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

December 2016
Dec 03
Dec 03
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Saturday, Dec 3, 9:00 am -1:00 pm Celebration of Trees* Joshua's Store and Bazaar Sunday, Dec 4, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 2:00 - 2:45: Free Holiday Concert featuring Tenor Michael […]

November 2016
Nov 13
Nov 13
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Sam Pierson, volunteer cooper at Mystic Seaport At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5.00; members free.

Nov 06
Nov 06
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Don King will speak about the Quonset Air Museum: its collections and past and future plans. At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5.00; members free.

October 2016
Oct 02
Oct 02
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Robert Degoursey from the Westerly Pawcatuck Region of the Antique Automobiles Club of America to speak about classic car resotration and history. Come early to see the classic cars parked […]

Oct 01
Oct 01
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Bring your sampler from the 17th, 18th or 19th century to be photographed, documented and entered into a national database. At the Carriage House. Not-yet members $5.00; members free.

September 2016
Sep 25
Sep 25
Central Baptist Church, 16 Elm Street

Susan Jerome, our ever-popular “textilian,” will discuss and illustrate the role of samplers. Although attendees are welcome to bring one sampler to this event, they may bring multiple samplers to […]

Sep 18
Sep 18
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Captain Bill Palmer and Greg Pettys produced a documentary on the U-853. This is the U-boat sunk on the last day of WW II off Block Island. They will discuss […]

Sep 11
Sep 11
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Dr. Allen Leadbetter Dr. Leadbetter will share his insights on the history, anatomy, and physiology of gall stones. He will show videos of open and laparoscopic surgery. Can […]

August 2016
Aug 03
Aug 03
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by John B. Coduri John will share historic photos as he illustrates his talk about the Bonner Monument Company. He will also show photographs of some of the many […]

June 2016
Jun 29
Jun 29
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Patricia Perry Join us for the opening event of the Babcock-Smith House Museum's exciting upcoming exhibit of Victorian lingerie. This formal tea party in the Carriage House will […]

Jun 12
Jun 12
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Meg Barclay English settlement in Westerly from 1660 to 1720. At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

May 2016
May 28
May 28
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

The Babcock-Smith House will be open for tours admission free. The Granite Museum in our Carriage House will also be open with new displays and Joshua’s Store will have wonderful […]

May 15
May 15
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Charlene Senical Upon the discovery in December 2003 of two 1938 Westerly Sun articles on the passing of Mary Noyes Rogers, initial research has culminated into a 10+ […]

April 2016
Apr 10
Apr 10
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Jane Maxson and Cheryl Bamberg At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

March 2016
Mar 13
Mar 13
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Robert Webb of Charter Oak Scanning At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

Mar 06
Mar 06
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Joseph Coduri “Rhode Island Railroad Depots,” recently published by Joseph Coduri, illustrates the rich heritage which railroads played in the economic and social history of our state. Using […]

February 2016
Feb 21
Feb 21
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Tony Nunes and Simon Holt, from the United Theater At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

January 2016
Jan 24
Jan 24
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

Jan 10
Jan 10
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Judge Frank Williams, noted Lincoln scholar. At the Carriage House. Non-yet-members $5.00; members free.

December 2015
Dec 04
Dec 04

Friday, Dec 4, 7-9 pm Celebration of Trees* Joshua's Store and Bazaar Enjoy our courtyard with its holiday lighting Saturday, Dec 5, 9 am -10 pm Bazaar: baked goods and […]

November 2015
September 2015
Sep 20
Sep 20
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Using an 1878 Narragansett Weekly article as his guide, Lido Mochetti will share photos and stories of 1878 businesses and people, including the Fat Man's Club, hotels, mills, and the […]

Sep 13
Sep 13
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by the Westerly Historical Society Christian McBurney, http://christianmcburney.com/Historian, Author,publisher and editor-in-chief of The Online Review of Rhode Island History, at www.smallstatebighistory.com. Espionage played a vital role during the Revolutionary […]

August 2015
Aug 25
Aug 25
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Barbara Barber, nationally known quilter, will present a program marked with her creativity and sense of humor. At the Carriage House. Non-members $2.00; members free.

Aug 13
Aug 13
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Susan Jerome, textile expert from the Unversity of Rhode Island will explore the many changes that occurred throughout the time period depicted in Downton Abbey and how these changes influenced […]

July 2015
Jul 21
Jul 21
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Linda Chaffee, granite historian, will feature Westerly granite monuments in four of the five boroughs of New York City and illustrate how they document our history from our infancy through […]

Jul 07
Jul 07
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Phil Clark, Professor of Gerontology at the University of Rhode Island, will lead us in a discussion of all the ways we can stay healthy as we get older. At […]

June 2015
Jun 14
Jun 14
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Elizabeth Fitzroy joined the Peace Corps when she was 57 and spent two years living in a town in Ganzu Province where she taught English in a local college. She […]

May 2015
May 23
May 23
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Tour the museum, see the new home of the Westerly Historical Society, enjoy a preview of the new Westerly Granite Exhibit and savor refreshments served by our docents. Free to […]

April 2015
Apr 19
Apr 19
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Ann Snowden Johnson, President of the Watch Hill Lighthouse Keepers Assoxiation (WHLKA), will present a secriptive history of the first Watch Hill lighthouse built in 1808 through current projects factin […]

Apr 18
Apr 18
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Paul Wood, author and expert in historic tools, will trace the changes in granite industry technology. At the Carriage House. Non-members $2.00; members free.

March 2015
Mar 08
Mar 08
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Bruce Brawley will share his fascination with stone walls, a unique feature of the New England region. At the Carriage House. Non-members $2.00; members free.

Mar 01
Mar 01
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Roberta Mudge Humble President, Westerly Armory Restoration, Inc. The oldest of the standing armories in Rhode Island was built in 1835 and the newest in 1928. Brick and granite, wood […]

February 2015
Feb 22
Feb 22
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Christopher Allen will present At the Carriage House. Non-members $2.00; members free.

Feb 08
Feb 08
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Harry and Maureen Bjorkland of the Rhode Island Antique Tractor Club will discuss the history of farm tractors and the growing hobby of collecting antique tractors. At the Carriage House. […]

January 2015
Jan 25
Jan 25
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Betty-Jo Cugini Greene, former Channel 10 news director, will present At the Carriage House. Non-members $2.00; members free.

Jan 11
Jan 11
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Frank Williams will speak about the effect of peace negotiations on Lincoln's re-election campaign in 1864 At the Carriage House. Non-members […]

December 2014
Dec 07
Dec 07
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Holiday Concert in the Carriage House at 2 pm will feature Dunn's Corners Community Bell Ringers, Michael Grillo soloist and the Westerly High School vocal emsemble. Refreshments will be served […]

Dec 06
Dec 06
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

The Bazaar and more Stock up on Baked Goods and Cookies Take a chance at the Basket raffle Take a break with Muffins and Coffee Find a bargain at Christmas […]

Dec 05
Dec 05
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Tour the Celebration of trees at the museum Preview shop at the bazaar and Joshua's store Enjoy refreshments in the Carriage House $10 per person; children under 12 free. Weekend […]

November 2014
Nov 09
Nov 09
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

A World of Needlework will present a variety of embroidery, knitting, quilting, needlepoint, and hooking samples from Panama, Russia, Egypt, Canada, and Laos along with their techniques and stories. Nancy's […]

October 2014
Oct 10
Oct 10
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

A bountiful buffet luncheon of scrumptious vegetarian dishes is served at this popular annual event. See the expanded Carriage House and enjoy a delicious, hearty luncheon of vegetarian entrees, soups […]

Oct 05
Oct 05
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

October 5, Professor David J. Silverman will discuss his new book, Ninigret, Sachem of the Niantics and Narragansetts: Diplomacy, War, and the Balance of Power in Seventeenth-Century New England and […]

September 2014
Sep 07
Sep 07
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

The premier of the upcoming PBS video based on the book Built from Stone: The Westerly Granite Story. At the Carriage House. Members only

August 2014
Aug 19
Aug 19
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Granite historian Linda Smith Chaffee will explore the role of Westerly Granite in building the skyline of New York City. From skyscrapers to mansions to a sewage treatment plant Westerly […]

July 2014
Jul 15
Jul 15
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Bob Madison, whose HO scale “Ninigret Cove Branch” was featured in Model Railroader will present "A Lionel Christmas in July." He will discuss how to assemble an under-the-tree Christmas-themed train […]

June 2014
Jun 30
Jun 30
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Robert D. Madison, Professor Emeritus, U.S. Naval Academy is editor of The Man Without a Country and Other Novel Writings by Edward Everett Hale. With him we wll commemorate Edward […]

May 2014
May 04
May 04
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Local views of the Westerly area beaches will be shown throughout the presentation by Joseph E. Coduri, formerly of Westerly. He has been collecting post cards and preparing post card […]

April 2014
Apr 06
Apr 06
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Nancy Balentine, a local quilter, began quilting when she was 35 and has continued to the present. The first part of her program will feature quilts that honor children's art […]

March 2014
Mar 30
Mar 30
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Newport Preservation Society's Gardens and grounds Director Jeff Curtis will present a talk on the preservation and history of the various trees and gardens at the Newport Mansions. Sponsored by […]

Mar 23
Mar 23
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Susan Sullivan Brocato, great-granddaughter of John B. Sullivan, will trace the history of the Sullivan Granite Company, explain the quarrying process and show examples of monuments made from Sullivan Granite. […]

February 2014
Feb 23
Feb 23
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Marty Podskoch will present a program on the Civilian Conservation Corps in RI and CT. During the 1930s, taking advantage of the public works programs offered by the Depression-era New […]

Feb 09
Feb 09
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

John B. Coduri will share historic photos as he illustrates his talk about the Joseph Coduri Granite Company. He will also show pictures of some of the outstanding monuments produced […]

December 2013
Dec 08
Dec 08

December 8-15, 2013 (closed Tuesday) Sundays (2-5pm) Monday (4-7pm) Wednesday (4-8pm) Thursday and Friday (4-7pm) and Saturday and Sunday (2-5pm) Each room of the historic home will feature trees each […]

Dec 07
Dec 07

Come do your Christmas shopping for gifts for someone else or for yourself. Greens, gently-used Christmas-related items, collectibles and cookies.

November 2013
Nov 03
Nov 03
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Pat Conley will give a presentation of his newest two books “ The Makers of Modern Rhode Island, 1790-1860” and “People, Places, Laws, and Lore or the Ocean State”. At […]

October 2013
Oct 20
Oct 20
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Local views of the Westerly area will be used throughout the presentation which traces the historic and social development of the post card from the late 19th century into the […]

Oct 11
Oct 11
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Join us for seven vegetarian soup and chili offerings and four different kinds of breads. At the Carriage House. $10.00 at the door.

Oct 06
Oct 06
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Brian Cooper from Early New England Restorers will present a talk on the restoration project on the Pendleton-Chapman House of Avondale. His talk and accompanying video & time-lapse photography will […]

September 2013
Sep 28
Sep 28
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Once again the Babcock-Smith House Museum will participate in Museum Day. In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by […]

Sep 22
Sep 22
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Frank Heppner will present this program sponsored by the Westerly Historical Society. At the Carriage

Sep 15
Sep 15
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Linda Chaffee will illustrate the progression of Chickamauga (Georgia) from a battlefield to the first Civil War military park. Her focus will be on the development of the Ohio monuments […]

Sep 08
Sep 08
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

In the third of a series of programs combining an account of a Civil War battle and the role that the Westerly granite industry played in commemorating that battle, Cpl. […]

July 2013
Jul 17
Jul 17
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

The Museum's docents have scheduled another of their very popular summer Doll Teas on July 17 this year. Guests bring their favorite dolls for a lovely afternoon tea in the […]

June 2013
Jun 30
Jun 30
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Granite historian Linda Smith Chaffee will examine the monuments from Westerly that commemorate this pivotal battle of the Civil War. Hear the stories that the monuments tell. Appreciate the skill […]

Jun 23
Jun 23
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Cpl. V. E. Johnson, Battery C, First Rhode Island Light Artillery will focus on the battle of Little Round Top and the three Union officers whose heroic actions turned the […]

Jun 09
Jun 09
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Edie Clark has written extensively about New England in award-winning feature stories and columns for Yankee magazine for more than thirty years. Through the 1980s and the 1990s, she was […]

April 2013
Apr 28
Apr 28
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Les Rolston, author of several books on Civil War "ordinary people who do extraordinary things" will present a program based on his book Long Time Gone: Neighbors Divided by Civil […]

Apr 07
Apr 07
Westerly Historical Society,

Scott Molloy, Professor of Labor Relations at the University of Rhode Island and historian, will speak on “Hidden Rhode Island History”. Sponsored by the Westerly Historical Society.

March 2013
Mar 10
Mar 10
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Although it is not true, many people believe that when Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe, he said, “So this is the little lady that started this great war.” It is […]

Mar 03
Mar 03
Westerly Historical Society,

Linda Welters, Professor and Textile Department co-chair at the University of Rhode Island, will speak on the history of Rhode Island quilts. Sponsored by the Westerly Historical Society.

February 2013
Feb 03
Feb 03
Westerly Historical Society,

Jason Mancini, researcher, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, will speak on his research of the various local Indian tribes' mapping project and significance in Westerly, and Westerly’s north end development after 1910. […]

January 2013
Jan 06
Jan 06
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the date that the Emanicaption Proclamation went into effect, former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Frank Williams will trace the […]

December 2012
Dec 15
Dec 15
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Don't miss out on our last day of the event! Every room in the museum will sport trees thematically decorated by individuals, businesses, or non-profits in the area. This will […]

Dec 14
Dec 14
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Every room in the museum will sport trees thematically decorated by individuals, businesses, or non-profits in the area. This will surely be a highlight of your holiday season. Today docents […]

Dec 13
Dec 13
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Every room in the museum will sport trees thematically decorated by individuals, businesses, or non-profits in the area. This will surely be a highlight of your holiday season. Today our […]

Dec 12
Dec 12
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Every room in the museum will sport trees thematically decorated by individuals, businesses, or non-profits in the area. This will surely be a highlight of your holiday season. Click here […]

Dec 11
Dec 11
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Every room in the museum will sport trees thematically decorated by individuals, businesses, or non-profits in the area. This will surely be a highlight of your holiday season. Today our […]

Dec 10
Dec 10
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Every room in the museum will sport trees thematically decorated by individuals, businesses, or non-profits in the area. This will surely be a highlight of your holiday season. Click here […]

Dec 09
Dec 09
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Every room in the museum will sport trees thematically decorated by individuals, businesses, or non-profits in the area. This will surely be a highlight of your holiday season. Today our […]

Dec 08
Dec 08
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Opening day of the Babcock-Smith House Celebration of Trees. Every room in the museum will sport trees thematically decorated by individuals, businesses, or non-profits in the area. This will surely […]

Dec 01
Dec 01
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Local residents tell us that the Babcock-Smith House Christmas Bazaar is one of their annual favorites! Holiday decorative greens, collectibles, Grandma's Attic, and our homemade cookies and baked items are […]

November 2012
Nov 04
Nov 04
Westerly Historical Society,

Frank Grzyb, author of Rhode Island's Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove 1862-1865, will speak. Sponsored by the Westerly Historical Society.

October 2012
Oct 12
Oct 12
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

A bountiful buffet luncheon of scrumptious vegetarian dishes is served at this popular annual event. Come and enjoy a delicious meal that you'll never feel guilty about. Remember when Mom […]

Oct 04
Oct 04
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

This workshop, sponsored by the RI Daughters of the American Revolution, will concentrate on the features of numerous websites that are aids in doing genealogical research. Most often used Ancestry.com […]

Oct 01
Oct 01
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

"Banker, farmer, Quaker, abolitionist, pacifist, family folklore, tangential topics and documented details of private converstions with President Lincoln during the Civil War" is how Harvey Perry II describes his talk […]

September 2012
Sep 29
Sep 29
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Once again the Babcock-Smith House Museum will participate in Museum Day. In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by […]

Sep 23
Sep 23
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Eric Fiske of Watch Hill Farms will present a program on beekeeping with a connection to John Babcock and his wife Mary Lawton, the first white settlers in Westerly and […]

Sep 16
Sep 16
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

The Battle of Antietam took place on September 16-18, 1862. Westerly granite has a major presence on the battlefield today. Granite Historian Linda Smith Chaffee will show examples of Westerly […]

Sep 09
Sep 09
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

An old soldier recalls an historic and personal perspective of the Battle of Antietam in this one-man show. Presented by Cpl. V. E. Johnson, Battery C, First Rhode Island Light […]

August 2012
Aug 27
Aug 27
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Come take a break from modern life and experience the crafts of years past! Learn what life was like for people of different eras with hands on projects that were […]

Aug 20
Aug 20
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Come take a break from modern life and experience the crafts of years past! Learn what life was like for people of different eras with hands on projects that were […]

Aug 15
Aug 15
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

The Museum's docents have scheduled two of their very popular summer Doll Teas on July 18 and August 15 (both Wednesdays) this year. Guests bring their favorite dolls for a […]

Aug 01
Aug 01
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

You might have wished you had married "old money," but George Champlin IV will talk about the real thng, including some old Westerly money. At the Carriage House. Non-members $2.00; […]

July 2012
Jul 30
Jul 30
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Come take a break from modern life and experience the crafts of years past! Learn what life was like for people of different eras with hands on projects that were […]

Jul 23
Jul 23
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Come take a break from modern life and experience the crafts of years past! Learn what life was like for people of different eras with hands on projects that were […]

Jul 18
Jul 18
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

The Museum's docents have scheduled two of their very popular summer Doll Teas on July 18 and August 15 (both Wednesdays) this year. Guests bring their favorite dolls for a […]

May 2012
May 26
May 26
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

James Tertius DeKay, noted author of historic books, will present a program on Stonington's role in the War of 1812 as we mark its 200th anniversary. A related exhibit, featuring […]

May 23
May 23
Westerly Historical Society,

Westerly Historical Society Annual Meeting Form will come with newsletter. Masonic Lodge, 20 Elm Street Alan Peck, manager of Wilcox Park, will present a program on the three landscape architects […]

April 2012
Apr 19
Apr 19
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

This workshop, presented by the Phebe Greene Ward Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will provide instruction on how to set up your family tree with the aid […]

Apr 15
Apr 15
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

"War memorials have a story to tell," says Patti Cassidy, writer and filmmaker with a passion for public sculptures. "When battles end and the din of guns and drums subsides, […]

March 2012
Mar 18
Mar 18
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Helen Farrell Allen, Principal of Tempus Fugit and sponsored by the Washington Trust Company. "Mrs. Allen has studied Governor Ward (1725-1776) at the National Archives in Philadelphia. A […]

Mar 04
Mar 04
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Noted Lincoln scholar Frank Williams will share a bit of his knowledge on the above-mentinoed topics as we mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. At the Carriage House. Non-members […]

February 2012
Feb 26
Feb 26
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Come learn about the only 19th century up and down, or sash-type, sawmill that still operates with its original equipment on its original site. Sponsored by the Westerly Historical Society […]

January 2012
Jan 29
Jan 29
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

"Wrecks Along the Shore" a presentation by Dwight Brown of shipwrecks off the shore of Southern Rhode Island. Sponsored by the Westerly Historical Society. At the Carriage House.