Quonochontaug Historical Society


Summer programs announced for 2021…

July 14, 2021 - 7 PM

Howard Thorp (1889-1969)

Presenter: Steve Young (QHS - BOD)

In the 1920’s, Howard Thorp acquired the land which would become much of the present day Quonnie.  Learn about his vision of the perfect seaside community.

Video of the above presentation 

July 28, 2021- 7 PM

Nuclear Energy and Ninigret Park

Presenter: Art Ganz  (Marine Biologist)

Learn how the Charlestown Naval Airbase almost became a nuclear power plant and the environmental impacts of nuclear energy.

August 11, 2021 - 7 PM

Rhode Island and Aquaculture

Presenter: Jerry Schubel  

(President Emeritus of the Aquarium of the Pacific)

Discover ways in which the oceans can contribute to society without causing environmental degradation and how aquaculture can thread the needle.

August 25, 2021 - 6:30 

Annual Meeting 

 Day in the LIfe of a Quahogger

Presenter: Jody King -Professional Bullraker

A brief annual meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. Our program: “Day in the Life of a Quahogger” will immediately follow.    Also known as the “King of the Bay”, Jody King is not just any Quahogger. He has had over 30 years’ experience harvesting quahogs on the Narragansett Bay.



Quonochontaug Historical Society’s 

2021 Membership 


Please consider becoming a 2021 member of the Quonochontaug Historical Society.    Your membership will help support our organization’s unique historical work in the Quonnie community.   


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The Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to recording and preserving the history of Quonochontaug Neck in Charlestown, Rhode Island.  Please explore this website to learn more about the history of this wonderful area.