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Calendar of Events

Chronologically                          ☛ By Subject  

Thursdays through August 25, 10 to 11 am

Summer Kids Klub for Little Ones

This summer, Thursday mornings from 10am-11am are set aside for our little ones.  Come enjoy learning
about South County and greater Rhode Island history and culture through fun and play.  Through books,
crafts, games and museum artifacts, we will explore topics such as transportation, weather, navigation,
nature, craftsmanship and much more.  Each week will be a new adventure.  This program is designed for
parents and little ones to explore together.  Cost is $5 per child with membership or daily museum admission. 
Recommended age 6 and under. Pre-registration is suggested.  


July 27  (Wednesday), 10-11:30 am

Hardware-Art Woodworking Project

New to our schedule of craftsmanship classes are a children/parent doll quilt project and a hardware-art
woodworking project.  Each class is designed for kids 6 and up and meet on select Wednesday mornings
from 10am-11:30 am.  All materials and instruction are included in the class fee.  
Pre-registration is required.

This class is also available on August 16. Participants may choose either date.

Cost: $15 for Members: $20 for non-Members.  


July 28 (Thursday), 7 pm
Exhibit Talk: "Bill Smith − Artist Blacksmith"
Presenter: Jim Crothers

Executive Director Jim Crothers will present "Bill Smith-Artist Blacksmith," a celebration of Jim's blacksmith mentor
and developer of South County Museum's blacksmith program. Jim will discuss the new exhibit, give a tour of the
blacksmith shop, and explain all the ways you can become involved in blacksmithing here at SCM.

About Summer Gallery Talks:

These casual talks are designed to give you an in-depth look at our three new exhibits.  Each talk is presented by the
exhibit’s curator and is scheduled at 7 pm Thursday nights in the Metz Exhibit Hall.  Admission is $5 for non-members,
Members are free. No pre-registration is required.  Each of them has its own Event Page on Facebook, so we invite you
subscribe to our events so you don’t miss a thing!


July 30-August 25 (Thursdays), 10-11 am
Summer Kids Klub for Little Ones

This summer, Thursday mornings from 10am-11am are set aside for our little ones.  Come enjoy learning
about South County and greater Rhode Island history and culture through fun and play.  Through books,
crafts, games and museum artifacts, we will explore topics such as transportation, weather, navigation,
nature, craftsmanship and much more.  Each week will be a new adventure.  This program is designed for
parents and little ones to explore together.  Cost is $5 per child with membership or daily museum admission. 
Recommended age 6 and under. Pre-registration suggested.  

August

August 2 (Tuesday), 1 pm
SCM Book Club

Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter: The Remarkable True Story of American Heroine
Ida Lewis, by Lenore Skomal.

Associate Director Blaire Gagnon loves to read and loves objects, so this book club is designed to foster
those two passions. Each month, Blaire will choose a fun and informative book and use it as a way to explore
and present the collections here at South County Museum.  This book club with be a year-round program,
with one book per month and two related collections programs offered on Tuesday afternoons at 1 pm.
After reading the book, Blaire will research and bring out objects from SCM’s collections that relate to the
topics and/or time periods being discussed.  Participants are not required to read the text, but it will be more
fun if you do.  The cost to attend the book club program is $5 per session with museum membership or daily
museum admission.  Pre-registration is required.  


August 3 to 5 (Wednesday to Friday), 9 to noon
Intro to Blacksmithing for Kids, Camp 2
8-14 years old. Beginners only. Limit: six campers
Click here for registration form  (Note: Close tabs to return to this website from the registration form.)


August 4 (Thursday), 7 pm
Exhibit Talk: "Vogue Dolls"
Presenter: Kathy Bossy

Curator Kathy Bossy will enlighten us with a history of the Vogue Doll Company and the evolution of doll making
in the mid-twentieth century.  The tremendous technological changes that occurred during this time period, such
as the expansion of the use of plastics and synthetics, and increases in disposable incomes created a fertile
environment for doll entrepreneurs.

About Summer Gallery Talks:

These casual talks are designed to give you an in-depth look at our three new exhibits.  Each talk is presented by the
exhibit’s curator and is scheduled at 7 pm Thursday nights in the Metz Exhibit Hall.  Admission is $5 for non-members,
Members are free. No pre-registration is required.  Each of them has its own Event Page on Facebook, so we invite you
subscribe to our events so you don’t miss a thing!


August 9 (Tuesday), 1 pm
SCM Book Club

Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter: The Remarkable True Story of American Heroine
Ida Lewis, by Lenore Skomal.


August 10 (Wednesday), 10-11:30 am
Beginner Doll & Quilt Class
A kid-friendly exhibit talk and hands-on project to encourage play in color, pattern and design.
Class is designed as an adult/child partner project. No sewing experience necessary.


August 10 (Wednesday evenings in August, starting August 10), 5:30 to 8:30 
Letterpress Printing and Blacksmithing Workshops for Adults 


August 11 (Thursday), 7 pm
Exhibit Talk: "South County Shipwrecks"

Presenter: Daryl Anderson

Featuring an exhibit of photos from a 1940 shipwreck off Green Hill Beach

For several hundred years, heavy ship traffic turned our coastal waters into a bustling thoroughfare. Virtually all the
raw materials for manufacturing, all the coal for heating, along with dry goods and food arrived in Rhode Island by
water. On a clear day one could count as many as 150 vessels in sight at one time.
Museum President Daryl Anne Anderson, guest curator for the exhibit, discuss the 1940 wreck of three coal barges
off Green Hill and two other significant wrecks. To this day, coal can be found on our beaches and remind us of this time.

About Summer Gallery Talks:

These casual talks are designed to give you an in-depth look at our three new exhibits.  Each talk is presented by the
exhibit’s curator and is scheduled at 7 pm Thursday nights in the Metz Exhibit Hall.  Admission is $5 for non-members,
Members are free. No pre-registration is required.  Each of them has its own Event Page on Facebook, so we invite you
subscribe to our events so you don’t miss a thing!


August 16 (Wednesday), 10-11:30 am

Hardware-Art Woodworking Project

New to our schedule of craftsmanship classes are a children/parent doll quilt project and a hardware-art
woodworking project.  Each class is designed for kids 6 and up and meet on select Wednesday mornings
from 10am-11:30 am.  All materials and instruction are included in the class fee.  However, there is an
additional charge for the doll quilt class if a participant is not able to provide his or her own sewing machine.
Pre-registration is required.

This class was also presented on July 27. 

Cost: $15 for Members: $20 for non-Members.  


August 17 (Wednesday evenings in August) 5:30 to 8:30 
Letterpress Printing and Blacksmithing Workshops for Adults 


August 20 (Saturday), noon to 4 pm

South County Old Time Jammers Music Fest 


August 24 & 31 (Wednesday evenings in August) 5:30 to 8:30 
Letterpress Printing and Blacksmithing Workshops for Adults 


August 25 (Thursday), 5 pm 
South County Tourism Photos Contest Opens


August 27, 10 am to 4 pm
South County Sampler Project Documentation

Here is an opportunity for owners of antique samplers to bring them in for identification and documentation.
This occasion is  part of the South County Sampler Initiative designed, along with the Sampler Archive Project,
to locate, photograph, document, interpet and celebrate Rhode Island's historical needlework samplers and related
girlhood embroideries.
The public is invited to attend, with or without their own embroideries. Here is more information about this special
event.
  And here is more information about the samplers owned by the museum. 


September & October

September 16 to 18 (Friday to Sunday), 10 to 4
Annual Quilt Show
An exhibition of dozens of beautiful, artistic quilts from quilters throughout Rhode Island
and New England 


September 17 (Saturday), 10 to 4
SCM Family Day
Games, treats and surprises for all


September 29 (Thursday), (time tbd)
Volunteer Recognition Night


October 13 (Thursday), 7 pm
Closing Reception, plus David Robinson, Underwater Archeology


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


Yearlong

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


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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:  July 26, 2016 

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