History Happening Here – Book signing 24/6 at 5 p.m. Edie Blane


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

The first Thursday night program begins Thursday 6/24/21 at 4:00 pm with a screening of the film Bound by Blue ”interviews with Edie Littlefield Blane; 5:00 p.m. Book signing. Lemonade will be served on the porch.

The museum was closed during the winter months, but we are grateful for a grant from the Champlin Foundation which helps fund the installation of storm windows on the 3rd floor windows and the recently restored 1st floor windows. Work on these projects will begin this summer. We will also begin work funded by the 1772 Foundation / Preserve RI grant for the restoration of the dome.

We recently updated the website to include the new virtual exhibits on the early days of Block Island, the walking tour of the Old Harbor, and interviews with a descendant of the Manisseans.

We can’t wait to open our doors on July 3rd with updated exhibits across 2 floors. We are now booking museum tours and historical ofc site walking tours In the meantime please visit us on Facebook – we have two separate pages, our “official” page is managed by our staff, the other is a page Membership, where we invite people to share photos and memories of Block Island is managed by board members and volunteers and is currently active. Every effort will be made to answer questions posted on Facebook. Email: [email protected]

Historic off-site walking tours of Islsnd Cemetery, Palatine Tombs and Manissean Village Site and guided tours of the museum are available by appointment, call 401-864-4357 for more information or to book a visit.

Please visit our website www.blockislandhistorical.org

Please consider registering as a member. Benefits include a 10% discount in the museum shop, free entry, help with family history research, and discounts on our tours and programs. Tours started by appointment.

PO Box 79, Block Island, RI 02807

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