Block Island Resources
Explore over one hundred recordings of stories told by island residents. Collected beginning in 2000, these stories offer an intimate, personal way of preserving and sharing the heritage of this unique place.
Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan and theologian and civil rights lawyer William Stringfellow belonged to an old American tradition — faith-based activism. During the 1960s and afterward, the two friends were activist opponents of the war in Vietnam and campaigners for civil rights, social justice in the Christian tradition, nuclear disarmament, and the environment. The multi-media exhibition that tells this intriguing, moving, and timely story made its debut at the Island Free Library in July of 2017, and returns to the Island after a four-year tour to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Illinois.
Our Museum offers a rich collection of artifacts and memorabilia that bring to life the history of the island over the past 3,500 years. Exhibits change regularly.
Take guided walking tours of the Old Harbor, a Manissean Village site, and more — including personalized genealogical tours to help you explore your own Block Island heritage.
The Museum Shop is a great place to find artwork by island artists, as well as historical photos, maps, posters, T-shirts, postcards, and all things Block Island.
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