Museum Day Live! Learn more about Rhode Island history for Free

Free museum passes to learn more about Rhode Island history!  Sponsored by the Smithsonian Museums, a number of Rhode Island museums are opening their doors for free, ticketed guests on September 28th.  All you have to do is go online and register and then show your ticket for admission.  

Museums include: 

Arnold House - Lincoln

Audubon Society of Rhode Island Education Center - Bristol

Babcock-Smith House Museum - Westerly

Beavertail Lighthouse Museum - Jamestown

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum - Bristol

Museum at Brick Market - Newport

Casey Farm - Saunderstown

Coggeshall Farm Museum - Bristol

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology - Providence

Hearthside House Museum - Lincoln

Hunt House - East Providence

Jamestown Windmill - Jamestown

John Brown House Museum - Providence

Little Compton Historical Society - Little Compton

Newport Art Museum - Newport

Old Washington County Jail - Kingston

Paine House Museum - Coventry

Quaker Meetinghouse - Jamestown

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design - Providence

Seabee Museum and Memorial Park - North Kingstown

Smith's Castle - North Kingstown

Smith-Appleby House Museum - Smithfield

The Stephen Hopkins House - Providence

Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum - Exeter

Westerly Armory Museum - Westerly 



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Kate Wells

As the Rhode Island Collection librarian at Providence Public Library, Kate Wells helps bring Rhode Island history to light by increasing access to the collection and providing research assistance to patrons. In the “Rhode Island Red” blog, Kate showcases interesting materials from the collection, provides research tip & techniques, and highlights local history. Feel free to contact her if you have any Rhode Island related questions; she is always happy to help. Email:


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