Events

Upcoming Events

April 2024
Apr 21
Apr 21
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Bob Reiger e-NABLE is a global network of thousands of home hobbyists who volunteer their time, talent and resources to 3D print and assemble low-cost hand and arm […]

Apr 28
Apr 28
River Bend Cemetery, United States

Presented by the Babcock-Smith House Museum Volunteers Join us for a walking tour of a small section of River Bend Cemetery in Westerly where the lions lie down with the […]

May 2024
May 05
May 05
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

Presented by Susan Jerome The Museum has lent four of its samplers to the Gilbert Stuart Museum for its exhibit Embroidered Lives: South County Samplers and Their Stories which runs from […]

May 25
May 25

Presented by Ellen and Bob Madison and Bob Boucher The intriguing story of a recent addition to the granite exhibit.  What connection to the granite industry can a Civil War […]

June 2024
Jun 23
Jun 23
BSHM Carriage House, 124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States

  Presented by Sophia Kamps Behind the locked doors of Woodlawn Cemetery's mausoleums lie over twelve hundred stained-glass  windows, chronicling stained glass in America from the late 1870's to the […]

July 2024
Jul 09
Jul 09

Join us for a tour of monuments in the middle of River Bend Cemetery.  The tour will be offered once in July and once in August.  Rain date for July […]

August 2024
Aug 08
Aug 08

This tour of the monuments in the middle of the River Bend Cemetery is a repeat of the one offered in July.  Rain date will be August 13. Free for […]

September 2024
Sep 08
Sep 08

Presented by Catherine Shotick Catherine Shotick, the director of the Westerly Museum of American Impressionism, will speak about the construction of the new museum and the vision for the space […]

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 […]