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On Display During Our
Open Hours
June 7th - June 22nd

Join us for a special evening opening of Charting History on June 12th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be a brief presentation by South County Museum Director Rebecca Kelly at 7:00pm on how Charting History dovetails with the Metz Exhibition Hall's
re-curated exhibits. Light refreshments will be available. Tickets are $10 or free for members. 

Charting History is a traveling panel exhibition that tells one cohesive, chronological, and thematic narrative of Rhode Island’s history. It follows the major threads of commerce, conflict, and conscience to tell the stories of RI and the people who have lived here throughout history up to the present-day. This exhibit is designed to introduce visitors to Rhode Island’s rich and varied past.


This exhibition, a joint project of the Newport Historical Society and the Rhode Island Historical Society, was made possible by a grant from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust


Regular museum admission rates apply for family nights - (Consider joining the museum. Family nights are free to members all season long)

Wednesday June 26th

Wednesday nights are family nights! The Museum Exhibition Hall, Blacksmith Forge & Fiber Shed will be open every Wednesday evening.

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy all our museum campus has to offer.

Join us on the first family night of the season for a special performance by the Ladies of the Rolling Pin!

The Ladies will be performing from 6:30pm-7:15pm.


Come visit us on the 4th of July! 

We will be hosting our annual chick hatch, and offering a variety of fun & family friendly activites. 


July 27th and 28th

Join the Battery “B” First Rhode Island Light Artillery at South County Museum for the School of the Solider Experience. Each 2-hour session will consist of a number of fun-filled, educational activities, demonstrations, and end with the firing of a real civil war cannon.

Children will witness history while learning about the life of civil war soldiers and their families. From the toys and games they played with, to the skills they needed to survive, this program is sure to give children a reason to love history. Participants will receive a special certificate of completion.

Suggested for ages 7 – 12. Participants should bring water, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothing for outside activities. $35 per soldier.

We ask parents and guardians to remain on campus during the event, considering bringing lawn chairs and feel welcome to explore the museum’s grounds. Click the link below to reserve your spot.

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Click to download the submission guidelines & application form

The application period closes July 31st.

The quilt show will be on display from September 6th-8th.

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