Spring is here … and work at the Varnum House Museum is in full swing as the 2016 season approaches. Inside, the museum is starting to sparkle as painting and cleaning proceed. Outside, we are starting to tackle yard work. Many hands make light work, and we need yours. BRING YOUR RAKES AND WORK GLOVES. […]
The Varnum House Museum is gearing up for its 2016 season, and we are currently seeking volunteers to act as docents (tour guides). Training will be provided. Built in 1773, the House is the former manor home of General James Mitchell Varnum. Please contact Barbara Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-377-0047.
We got some great shots of the Varnum House Museum grounds and neighborhood in the aftermath of the snowstorm on February 5, 2016. If you want to support the Varnum House Museum, make a donation by clicking here!
For as long as anyone can remember… indeed, for many decades … this once rusty, broken down, and nearly forgotten flintlock sat in a corner of the Varnum House Museum’s Keeping Room near the kitchen hearth. The brass trigger guard with its simple, hand-engraved symbols had come loose from the stock. The brass ram rod […]
In a quiet corner of North Kingstown’s Elm Grove Cemetery is the Baker family plot. Among those buried under a simple, moss-encrusted marker is Charles Cahoon Baker, who is said to be the first North Kingstown resident to die in battle during the Civil War. Charley was killed in the Battle of New Bern(e), North […]
Have you seen the Varnum House Museum’s period herb garden? This fantastic outdoor exhibit features 18th century flowers, plants, and herbs that were used for cooking, medicine, and cleaning, as well as dyes and paints. We also have a gorgeous rose garden! Each plant is labeled to let you know exactly how each herb was […]