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September & October

September 29 (Thursday), 7 to 8:30 pm
Volunteer Recognition Night

September 30 (Friday), 2 to 3:30 pm
Grant Information Workshop

The RI Council for the Humanities is sponsoring four free Grant Information Workshops,
culminating with this event at the Museum. The council's funding areas include public
projects, documentary film, K-12 civic education, and individual research. It funds a wide
variety of institutions, including schools, historical societies, libraries, universities and
colleges, museums, cultural organizations, preservation societies, independent humanities
schools, and documentary filmmakers.
The workshop venues and times:
● Preservation Society of Newport County: Tuesday, September 20, 3 to 4:30 pm
● Providence Public Library: Thursday, September 22, 1 to 2:30 pm
● Rogers Free Library, Bristol: Monday, September 26, 4 to 5:30 pm
● South County Museum, Narragansett: Friday, September 30, 2 to 3:30 pm

Further info:;; 401-273-2250

October 13 (Thursday), 7 pm
Closing Reception, featuring underwater archaeologist
David Robinson

David Robinson will talk about the four-year project at the Narragansett Indian
Tribal Historic Preservation Office identifying submerged paleocultural landscapes
and underwater cultural deposits. The goal of the project is to develop recommen-
dations for the U.S. Dept. of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
involving sites of ancient native people who lived out where the continental shelf
is now, at a time when the sea level was much lower than it is today. The intent
is to identify and protect sites by finding and interpreting them. Robinson, a URI
marine archeologist and a Jamestown resident, was recently credited with identifying
the biggest ship graveyard in Rhode Island. That site, in East Providence's Bold Point
Park area, contains wrecks of more than 20 ships, two of which have been identified
as steamships that plied the bay in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

October 14 to 16, (Friday to Sunday)
Boy Scout Camporee 

To Be Announced . . .

South County Schoolgirl Sampler Initiative

Events involving the ongoing project to locate, photograph, document, interpret
and celebrate Rhode Island's historic needlework and related girlhood
embroideries will be announced in this space from time to time.


4th Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm

Open Forge for Adults 

Sponsored by the Summer Bunch New England Blacksmiths

Call us at 789-5400 before you come. This month (September) we expect
to be rebuilding our forge. Weather may force us to close on other occasions.

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 to 9 pm
Old time folk music jam sessions (acoustic)
In the Metz Building − or the Visitor Center when it's winter weather.

Museum hours  are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.

A  special guided tour will be available on a daily basis during the midsummer months.

In May, June and September, the Museum will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

In October, the museum will be open only for tours by appointment.

The Visitor Center office is open year-round, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-1.

Museum exhibits are open:

 May, June and September on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

 July and August on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

 School and guided adult group tours are available by special arrangement.

Updated:  September 23,  2016 


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