Quonochontaug Historical Society


Summer Programs




Quonochontaug Historical Society

Summer Events 2021

For the past 10 years, the Quonochontaug Historical Society has offered a variety of interesting and informative programs for the Quonnie community. Last year's programs during the height of the Covid pandemic were virtual over zoom. This year we are pleased to be able to again hold in-person programs at the grange. 

Based on current Covid-19 regulations, fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear facemasks. However, unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a facemask and maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet from those not in their household.

Please be aware that all our programs are video recorded and will be available on YouTube after the program. If you are not able to attend for any reason, you can watch the program from the comfort of your home at a later date. Past Programs and Events

July 14, 2021 - 7 PM

Quonochontaug Visionary

Presenter - Steve Young 


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.

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 we can use the oceans to 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.