Giving Tuesday: Consider Block Island Historical Society

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 9:00am


November 22, 2018

Dear Friends & Members,

It has been an exciting year for the Block Island Historical Society! Thanks to our membership and donors we are investing in our greatest asset, our historic Woonsocket House museum building. The restored West Gallery will be ready for new exhibits and programs by this spring. We are grateful for the excellent work from McLaughlin Housewrights. Contractor Dan McLaughlin and his crew, Greg and Devean, have kept on schedule, rebuilding the entire west side as well as adding HVAC, fire suppression, and mechanical systems. In addition to these improvements, the kitchen will be updated to accommodate future events.

Your gift to the Historical Society Annual Fund of any amount helps us to continue our work preserving our extensive and valuable collection of Block Island artifacts. It will enhance our educational tours and allow for expanded workshops, programs and partnerships with community organizations. With your help we can continue to tell the many stories Block Island has to offer and ensure the highest quality visitor experience at the museum.

We thank you for your past generous donations and we hope you will continue to contribute during this season of giving. Any amount truly makes a difference. We are always happy to see you any time of year. If you want to schedule a visit or explore your family history, please contact us through our new website or on social media. We are grateful for the support from the Community over this past year.

Please donate on our website and you will enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you are preserving Block Island’s past for the future.

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and Staff we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.


Pamela Littlefield Gasner, Executive Director                                                                    


Officers: President, Bob Champagne-Willis; Vice-President, Martha A. Ball; Secretary, Sharon Lehman; Treasurer, Shirlyne Gobern.

Directors: Dr. Gerald Abbott, Mary E. Anderson, Dan Costa, Bernice Dangelas, Dorothy Findlay, Paige Gaffett, Sue Hagedorn, Mike Hickey, Carol Hill, Kristine Monje, Beth Taylor and Tobee McMellon, emerita 

Tax ID # 05-6057099                501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible

  1. O. Box 79   Block Island, Rhode Island   02807                                                     www.blockislandhistorical.