Street Address
Strathmore Street
Narragansett, RI 02882
Mailing Address
PO Box 709
Narragansett, RI 02882
phone: 401-783-5400
fax: 401-783-0506
e-mail: info@southcountymuseum.org
web: www.southcountymuseum.org
Hours
Spring and Fall-Friday and Saturday
10-4 Sunday 12-4
Summer Wednesday - Saturday 10-4
Sunday 12-4
Winter: Office only MON WEDS FRI 10-2
Museum Type(s)
Staff
James Crothers, Director
phone: 401-783-5400
Richard B. Blake, Treasurer

Description

SCM is a a campus museum located on a rural parkland in the heart of Narragansett, RI. there is sense of stepping back in time as you pass through a development of homes and come upon a wooden gate opening on to a pastoral scene of pasture and buildings. The museum captures the essence of life in the rural coastal villages through exhibits and living history demonstrations. A lettepress printing exhibit has one of the finest collections in New England. A working forge in the Blacksmith Exhibit was constructed by Narragansett Indian stonemasons. Over 20,000 artifacts donated by Rhode Island families are used to tell the stories of our past.

History

Organized in 1933 as the first history museum of its kind in Rhode Island, the museum moved four times. its present location is on the site of the former estate of RI Civil War Governor, William Sprague and his wife, Kate Chase Sprague.

Artifacts Collections

SCM has one of the most diverse collections in Rhode Island-dating from the 18th to the mid-20th century. Clothing, Textiles, household, farm, early transportation, maritime, whaling, photographs, ephemera, blacksmith, carpentry, letterpress, photography, civil war, living collections: RI Red Heritage Flock; Romney Sheep, Narragansett Turkeys.

Research Collections

RI Genalogical Records South County historical archives, photographs

Educational Programs

School programs -fee
Group Tours-fee
Workshops-fee
Lectures-fee

    Governance

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Newsletter -three times year
    Annual report

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible