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October 2017
$6

Saturday strolls in Bristol

October 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 14, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States

Take a guided stroll through Blithewold and hear captivating stories of the original mansion owners while you take in the beautiful views of Narragansett Bay. The tours offers families the chance to see the mansion decorated with original furnishings, just as it was when the family lived there! As the tour continues, you’ll go through the grounds, where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens are fun to explore, with sweeping views of the bay. Your experience concludes with a Q&A, complete with iced tea served on Blithewold’s North West Porch. Admission: Regular admission plus $6 per person.

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FREE

Cider Social & Cow Pie Bingo

October 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wilbor House Museum, 548 West Main Road
Little Compton, RI United States

Little Compton Historical Society will be hosting a cider social with local vendors, a Cow Pie Bingo Fundraising event, and a booth selling vintage and antique items donated by the community. Complimentary cider and donuts will be available while supplies last, free tours of the Wilbor House Museum, a candy haystack, corn husk-doll making, and the last opportunity to see this year’s exhibition, “Little Compton’s 20th-Century Artists,” for free.  The highlight of the day will be the Cow Pie Bingo event taking place between 3 and 4 pm. Oreo, a Belted Galloway, will return for his second year of Cow Pie Bingo. Oreo will be accompanied by his farmer, Pete Dellasanta of Pete’s Farm. Pete, who began his own farm in high school and is now a college freshman, will lead Oreo onto a gridded field promptly at 3 PM and the first square in the grid to receive a cow pie will be the winner. Tickets corresponding to each square on the grid are on sale now at the Historical Society for $10 each or three for $25 and will also be sold the day of the event until 2:55 PM. The holder of the winning ticket will receive a $500 prize. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Historical Society.

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$10

Lanterns & Legends Tour

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road
Kingston, RI United States

Back by popular demand! It’s the Lanterns & Legends Tours at the Old Washington County Jail, where tour-goers will hear about some of South County’s creepiest history, including brazen murders, gruesome executions, and supposed vampires.  The tour highlights grim artifacts from the Center’s collection that are not usually on display. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for Center members and students (including college).  Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.  Tours will be offered on October 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Space is limited, and tours quickly sell out each year.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Lanterns & Legends Tour

October 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road
Kingston, RI United States

Space is limited because this tour sells out every year, and it is back by popular demand! Tour-goers on the Lanterns & Legends will hear about some of South County’s creepiest history, including brazen murders, gruesome executions, and supposed vampires all in the hallowed halls of the Old Washington County Jail. The tour highlights grim artifacts from the collection that are not usually on display. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for Center members and students (including college).  Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.  Tours will be also be offered on October 20th, 27th and 28th at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Space is limited, and tours quickly sell out each year.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Walk Benefit Street’s history

October 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until October 30, 2017
John Brown House, 52 Power Street
Providence, RI United States

Here’s an idea that combines “street smarts” with history: the Rhode Island Historical Society’s 2017 walking tour schedule has launched with loads of new ways to participate, including earlier start times, new routes, and special themes. Help your kids learn about the capital city and at the same time, gain confidence in knowing the “lay of the land” of Providence’s iconic Benefit Street, located on the East Side. Made for walking, exploring and learning, these strolls are a great way to see the city with fresh eyes and hear a story of our city’s center that touches on the past, present, and future. Admission: $15; $12 for seniors; $10 for RIHS members and students, $6 for children 8-17, and free for children under 8. Taking place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays through Saturdays, beginning in May; tour departs at 10 a.m.

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Lanterns & Legends

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road
Kingston, RI United States

Tour-goers for this excursion will hear about some of South County’s creepiest history, including brazen murders, gruesome executions, and supposed vampires, all in the hallowed halls of the Old Washington County Jail. The tour highlights grim artifacts from the collection that are not usually on display. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for Center members and students (including college).  Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.  Tours will be also be offered on October 20th, 21st, and 28th at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Space is limited, and tours quickly sell out each year.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Lanterns & Legends

October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road
Kingston, RI United States

Tour-goers for this excursion will hear about some of South County’s creepiest history, including brazen murders, gruesome executions, and supposed vampires, all in the hallowed halls of the Old Washington County Jail. The tour highlights grim artifacts from the collection that are not usually on display. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for Center members and students (including college).  Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.  Tours will be also be offered on October 20th, 21st, and 27th at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Space is limited, and tours quickly sell out each year.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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$5

Creepy, Crawly Fun

October 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 29, 2017
Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, 1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI United States

Mysteries at the museum! Head to the Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium for Halloween inspired fun, all weekend long! Spooky crafts, a museum quest, creature features, and a trick-or-treat bag full of Halloween delight! See bats, mini-beasts, vultures, spiders, and more! Visitors receive a complimentary treat bag and free museum and planetarium admission for costumed visitors. Cost: $5.00, includes museum admission/does not include planetarium admission.

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The storied streets of Providence

October 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 30, 2017
John Brown House, 52 Power Street
Providence, RI United States

 

Live in Rhode Island? Have children? Here’s an idea that combines “street smarts” with history: the Rhode Island Historical Society’s 2017 walking tour schedule has launched with loads of new ways to participate, including earlier start times, new routes, and special themes. Help your kids learn about the capital city and at the same time, gain confidence in knowing the “lay of the land” of Providence’s iconic Benefit Street, located on the East Side. Made for walking, exploring and learning, these strolls are a great way to see the city with fresh eyes and hear a story of our city’s center that touches on the past, present, and future. Admission: $15; $12 for seniors; $10 for RIHS members and students, $6 for children 8-17, and free for children under 8. Taking place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays through Saturdays, beginning in May; tour departs at 10 a.m.

 

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January 2018
FREE

Imaginary Worlds: Storytelling in Words & Pictures

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 12, 2018
The Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI United States

Come explore the “Imaginary Worlds” exhibition during weekly open gallery hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays. The Sayles Gorham Children’s Library and Philbrick Rare Book Room at the Providence Athenæum present an exhibition showcasing the Old Juveniles Collection of Children’s Literature and the great talent of generations of artists and authors who give children windows to worlds they could only imagine. There’s even a scavenger hunt for kids! All ages welcome.

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