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2017 Events at the Museum

Gallery Talks

May to August, 3rd Tuesday of the Month

(May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17) at 7 p.m.

Talks are free for members and $5 for non-members.

All Gallery Talks are in the Metz  Exhibition Hall. 

This year's topics will include WWI, textiles, maritime and Director's Choice. 

Family Day

June 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Free for members; $10 per family for non-members.

Family Day is a fun time for all ages to explore the museum through vintage dress up, farm tours, yoga, face-painting and much more.

Taste of Summer fundraiser

June 23, 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person, and there is a limit of 200 tickets for the event. 

Here's a chance to support the museum and enjoy the local flavors of some of Southern Rhode Island's best restaurants while exploring the many attractions of the Metz Exhibition Hall and the museum's beautiful gardens.

Fourth of July Chick Hatch

July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Cost is $2 per person; Members and babes in arms (under 1 year) are free. 

Get up close and personal with the newly hatched members of our Rhode Island Red heritage flock. You may even catch them in the act of hatching.

Adult Blacksmith Open Forge & Letterpress Printing workshops

Wednesday nights in August (2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost is $20 per evening for members and $25 for non-members. Limited to six adults, 18 years and over.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged since space is limited. Tools and materials are provided. No experience is necessary, but appropriate attire is expected. 

32nd Annual Folk Art Quilt Show

Group Tour Day at the Quilt Show

Thursday, September 4 from 10 .m. to 4 p.m. 

Reserved for tour groups and senior center groups. Call the museum to reserve your group.

Regular Quilt Show Days

Friday, September 5; Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7

The show is open from 10 .m. to 4 p.m. each day.  

Free to members; $10 for non-members. 

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

$90 for two, for three hours

Call us at 789-5400 before you come: Weather may force us to cancel on some occasions.

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 to 9 pm
Old time folk music jam sessions (acoustic only)
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. Saturdays

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 from 10 am to 4 pm.

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

Updated:  January 13,  2017


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