History Happening Here- Tours have started

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 11:30pm

Story Location:
18 Old Town Road
Block Island  Rhode Island  02807
United States


Thank you for your interest in the Block Island Historical Society. We all value everyone who shares our love of the island and its heritage.

Currently, the Town of New Shoreham and the State of Rhode Island are re-opening after the Covid-19 shutdown this past year.

The museum was closed during the winter months but we are grateful for a grant from the Champlin Foundation that is helping to fund  storm window installation on the 3rd floor windows and newly restored 1st floor windows. Work on this projects will begin this summer. We will also start the work funded by the  1772 Foundation/Preserve RI grant for restoration of the cupola.  

We have recently updated the website to include the  new virtual exhibits on Block Island’s early history, the Old Harbor walking tour and interviews by a descendant of the Manisseans. 

We look forward to opening our doors on July 3rd with updated exhibits on 2 floors. In the meantime, please visit us at Facebook — we have two separate pages, our “official” page is managed by our staff, the other, a membership page, where we invite folks to share photos and memories of Block Island is handled by Board members and volunteers and is currently active. Every effort will be made to answer questions posed on Facebook. Email: blockislandhistory@gmail.com

Off site historic walking tours and guided tours at the museum are available by appointment  call 401-864-4357 for more info or to book a tour  

And, as always, visit our website www.blockislandhistorical.org

Please consider joining as a member in 2021. Benefits include a 10% discount in The Museum Shop, free admission, family history research assistance and discounts on our tours and programs.Tours have started by appointment.

PO Box 79, Block Island, RI 02807