Block Island hasn’t changed much in 30 years — and that’s a good thing

“And if you’re a history buff, a visit to the Block Island Historical Society is definitely worth it — you can learn of the island’s boom-and-bust past, from its days as a fashionable New England retreat (President Ulysses S. Grant once visited) to its lean post–World War II years. (Today, the island is enjoying an uptick in popularity — the summer population can swell to 20,000 on a busy day, though the winter population is a mere 1,000.)” Read the whole article here: