Quonochontaug Historical Society






THE PURPLE SHELL

Traditional Wampum & Native Crafts


Where & When


Date: Wednesday, July 17th

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:Quonnie Grange

        5662 Post Road

        Charlestown

Presenter:Alan Hazard


Narragansett Tribal Member and Jewelry artist, Alan Hazard will speak about the true meaning of wampum and how it is made. The Purple Shell, formerly on Old Post Road near Rt. 216 is now located at the Umbrella Factory. 



Fee: Members: No charge

    Non-Members: Donations Welcome



"ALL ABOUT THOSE OLD STONE WALLS"



Where & When


Date: Wednesday,

     August 7th

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Quonnie Grange

        5662 PostRoad

        Charlestown


Presenter: Timothy Ives, RI State Archaeologist



Join Tim for a discussion about all those found and hidden old stone walls in little Rhody.


Why are they there?

Who put them there?

and what is the history and different characteristics

of these artistic stone works?


Please join us.. 


Fee: Members: No charge

    Non-Members: Donations Welcome


QUONNIE BREACHWAY MARSH RESTORATION AND DREDGING PROJECT



Where & When


Date:Wednesday

August 14th

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Quonnie Grange

        5662 PostRoad

        Charlestown


Presenter: Wenley Ferguson, Director of Habitat Restoration for Save the Bay, the recipient of the 2018 US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Merit Award, and a Resident of Quonochontaug's Shady Harbor.


Come listen to an overview of the recent Quonnie Breachway marsh restoration efforts and the associated dredging operation. 


Fee: Members: No charge

    Non-Members: Donations Welcome


QHS Annual Meeting, Program and Social



Where & When


Date:Thursday ,Aug. 22nd

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Quonnie Grange

        5662 PostRoad

        Charlestown

Program: THE QUONNIE BREACHWAY PRE-'38'


Presenter: Rich Wells, QHS Board Member



This presentation will explore historical records, oral histories, pictures and and film to discover how nature and people have changed the course of the breachway and how this has influenced the past development of the breachway leading to a unique sense of community before the 1938 Hurricane.


A briefannual meeting will begin at 7:00 PM and be immediately followed by the Breachway program presentation.


Following the program presentation, all are welcome to tour the QHS's Research and Archive Center, located on the lower level of the Grange.


Fee: Members: No charge

    Non-Members: Donations Welcome



Quonochontaug Historical Society

P.O. Box 46

Charlestown, Rhode Island 02813


The Quonochontaug Historical Society's mission is to educate people about the unique history of the Quonochontaug, Rhode Island area. For further information on the society, visit our website at: www.quonochontaughistoricalsociety.org.

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