Quonochontaug Historical Society

Did you miss our 

Special Fall Program?


Believe It or Not !

Click here to see the recording 

Test your knowledge about some of Quonnie's quirky past 

Presenters: Steve Young - QHS Board Member and 

William Steinman - QHS Archivist

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 

7:00 PM

Quonnie Grange

   Do you know….



The source of the lumps of coal that have regularly been washing up on Quonnie beaches for over 100 years?

The Submarine Battle of 

Block Island Sound, May 1945

Bill Steinman - QHS Archivist

The dramatic tale of the last German sub to prowl U.S. waters in World War II, and the battle that ended with her sinking just off Quonnie’s shores.

Historic Quonnie Virtual Home Tours

Steve Young and Leah Bradshaw 

QHS Board Members

Explore the rich 150-year history of the West Beach oceanfront property commonly known as the Nun’s House. We’ll also peek inside Quonnie’s few remaining tiny summer cottages. 

Development of the Quonnie Neck

Ken Andrew – QHS Board Member 

The evolution of the Quonnie Neck, from the early rural farms of the 1800s to the present-day beach associations, water systems, and paved roads.

QHS Annual Meeting

Quonnie Marsh Restoration 

Wenley Ferguson – Save the Bay

A brief annual meeting will begin at 6:30 pm, immediately followed by the Quonnie Marsh Restoration program.   Hear about the recent major efforts to restore and maintain the vital salt marshes in Quonnie and Ninigret Ponds.


Thomas Edison built a facility on Quonnie’s beaches to extract tons of iron from our sand?

Quonochontaug bought its own fire engine in 1954 and maintained it for decades?

The Hindenburg was a regular sight in the skies over Quonnie, including the fateful day in 1937 when it met its fiery demise? 

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.