18th Century Travelers in Rhode Island

Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.
18th Century Travelers in Rhode Island: Where They Stayed,
What They Saw, and the People They Met
Robert A. Geake

View the recording of this fascinating lecture on our YouTube channel

In the 1700s, Rhode Island looked very little like it does today, and travel by land over long distances was difficult. Only a few intrepid travelers left written accounts of their travels through Rhode Island. Mr. Geake, archivist at the Warwick Historical Society and the author of several books on Rhode Island history, will tell us about the impressions of Rhode Island recorded by Sarah Kemble Knight, Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Rev. Jacob Bailey, and others. The program will be offered on Zoom. To register, send an e-mail to the museum office at pdmoac@aol.com.

Battlefield Archaeology of King Philip’s War

Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. ZOOM
Battlefield Archaeology of King Philip’s War:
Discoveries at the Site of the Second Battle of Nipsachuck
Dr. Kevin McBride
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Connecticut

View the recording of this fascinating lecture on our YouTube channel

King Philips’s War (1675-1676) inflicted greater casualties in proportion to population than any other war in American history. One of the final battles of the war, and the one believed to have effectively ended the Narragansett resistance, took place in North Smithfield on July 3, 1676. For centuries, the exact location of the battle was unknown. Dr. McBride, who led the archaeological investigation of the site, will describe the methods used to discover and identify 17th century battlefield artifacts and discuss the historical significance of the battle. The program will be offered on Zoom. To register, send an e-mail to the museum office at pdmoac@aol.com.  

401Gives-April 1, 2022

This year, for the first time, the Peace Dale Museum of Art and Culture will take part in 401Gives, an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to unite around causes in which they truly believe. Last year, more than 12,000 Rhode Islanders helped raise $2.29 million for 422 nonprofit organizations. We hope that you, your family, and your friends will make a donation to help us continue our educational work.
Please visit our 401Gives page and make your donation on April 1st!!

There are Stories Behind These Stones

Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m.
There are Stories Behind These Stones:
A Walking Tour of Elm Grove Cemetery
Timothy Cranston, North Kingstown Town Historian

Elm Grove Cemetery is North Kingstown’s first public cemetery and, at 44 acres and more than 10,000 burials, its largest. People who are buried there lived lives of intrigue, unbearable sorrow, and monumental triumph. Tim Cranston, North Kingstown’s Town Historian, will tell us about some of those people during a walking tour of the cemetery. Elm Grove is at 960 Tower Hill Road. The tour will begin at the southern-most entrance.