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The Block Island Historical Society is a historical society which runs a museum at 18 Old Town Road and Ocean Avenue on Block Island (New Shoreham) in Rhode Island.Block Island Historical Society is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
The Block Island Historical Society Museum was founded in 1942. The museum is located within Woonsocket House, a large house built in 1871. It was purchased in 1945, and numerous artifacts related to Block Island's history from "early maritime and farming displays to colonial memorabilia and scenes from Victorian summer past times. Two floors of exhibit rooms include fine furniture, textiles, quilts, boat models, tools, fishing gear, Native American artifacts, oral history tapes and other interesting displays." The museum is open daily during the summer and by appointment during the remainder of the year.
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This small museum keeps getting better; put it on on your to do list. The Walking Tour of New Harbor is great!!!
This small museum keeps getting better; put it on on your to do list. The Walking Tour of New Harbor is great!!! more »
Interesting little museum. Learning where the "rebecca at the well" comes from.
we did one of the guided tours and it was amazing. We also stopped to see the fish tanks and the kids loved it. The other activities look so interesting, I wish we had done more.
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