The Varnum House Museum docents held their first annual outing on the grounds of Varnum House Museum. This provided the docents with an opportunity to view the exterior painting of the 1773 house museum, which is currently in progress.
The Varnum House Museum will be closed for tours for the next several weekends while the historic 1773 mansion undergoes some much-needed renovations. In 2016, the Varnum House Museum won a generous $69,585 Champlin Foundation grant towards exterior painting, ceiling replacement and repair, window restoration, and chimney repair. Great progress on several of these projects […]
This past Wednesday, the Varnum House Museum hosted an educational program by the URI Master Gardeners on 18th-century colonial gardens and their practical uses (both then and now). This program, “Colonial Gardens: Dye, Medicinal, & Household Plants & Their Use”. The event also featured tours of the Varnum House Museum. In a partnership with the […]
The June 12th Varnum Continentals members’ meeting will be held on the grounds of the Varnum House Museum. It’s a chance to kick back, enjoy the gardens, and socialize with your fellow Varnum Continentals. Burgers, hot dogs, BBQ grilled chicken and all the staples of a summer cook-out will be served, plus a choice of […]
We’d like to thank all the volunteers who came to the Varnum House Museum on April 15, 2017 to help us clean up the grounds and yard perimeter. Between Varnum volunteers and the community service volunteers from CCRI last weekend, the house grounds are really starting to come together! There was lots of work to […]
Many thanks to the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) community service volunteers who came to the Varnum House Museum today! They did a ton of work to spruce up the museum grounds, including rounding up over 60 bags of leaves and yard waste. The Varnum Continentals deeply appreciate all the community volunteers who help […]
We’re pleased to announce that the Varnum House Museum will be open for the 2017 tour season in June, July, and August on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Tours include a dynamic program featuring costumed interpreters leading our guests through this house museum’s rich history. Contact the Varnum House Museum by calling […]
On December 11, 2016, the Varnum House Museum hosted its Annual Colonial Yuletide Celebration featuring festive holiday decorations, live music, refreshments, and host guided tours by docents in period costume. We had over 100 visitors tour the museum and take in many new exhibits and revamped rooms in this 1773 mansion museum. We even had […]
The Varnum House Museum was happy to host Roger Williams University volunteers as part of their Community Connections program. We had about ten students on the grounds helping us clean up the house grounds. They filled dozens of organic refuse bags and cleaned up the brush around the outer edge of the grounds. This program […]
The Varnum House Museum had a great opening day today! We had several docents on hand to give tours to the public. If you’d like to take a tour, then email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-884-1776. Please see below for our summer tour hours.