Are you open?

It’s one of the most frequently asked question when the phone rings: Are you open? The answer: yes and no.

The exhibits will be open to the public this coming Friday & Saturday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM for the last time of the 2020 season. You have one last chance to enjoy the print shop, blacksmith forge, carriage house and Rhode Island Red chickens. Come stroll around with family and friends. Enjoy free admission. The museum made a committment to offer everyone a chance to escape the modern world during the most historic year of our lives.

Even when the exhibits are closed, the museum is open. Today was a perfect example:

The Friends of Canonchet Farms completed an ambitious project funded by the South County Garden Club. 25 invasive plants were removed and replaced with native species. Next, we will launch a project to install signs for each variety for our new Southern Rhode Island outdoor natural history exhibit. This campus improvement project would not have been possible without in-kind donations from Grandscapes, Narragansett Rubbish and countless volunteer hours under the direction of Thomas Hoagland and Kathie Kelleher.

The Wickford Art Association painters came to capture the mellow fall sunlight that fell over the museum’s seven exhibit buildings, wooded nature trails and stone walls. Pops of cheery red and orange filled their canvas’s as they scattered around the eight acre campus painting “happy trees” under their instructor Trish’s guidance.

Yes, the exhibits will be closed after Saturday for the year but the museum is not closed. South County Museum remains open year round as a active community of curious learners who are volunteers, members and non-profit partners. We remain open thanks to support from generous members, like you. THANK YOU!