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.
Art Trail Map
Planning a visit to the island? History isn’t the only thing to see! Take a self-guided tour of local galleries and studios with the free Block Island Art Trail Map. Also includes farmers’ market locations.Download
September 2018 Calendar of Events Historical Society Museum and Gallery (401) 466-2481 blockislandhistorical.org Gallery and museum open: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues-Sun through Columbus Day. Admission is $6 per person, $4 for seniors/students. Kids under 16 and Members are free. Research and tours by appointment. Featured exhibit: Surrounded by Sea Sept 16 – Annual Meeting. Program: “Block Island Oral History Project: Memories of the Hurricane of ‘38” Special guided tours: “The Island’s Attic” – Interesting objects from the archives and…Find out more »
Our Museum offers a rich collection of artifacts and memorabilia that bring to life the history of the island over the past 2500 years. Exhibits change regularly.
Take a 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.
Interested in hosting a private event at the Society? Talk to us!