New Assistant Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Pouliot Kisilywicz as our new Assistant Director. Heather started in the fall as an intern researching the genealogy of South County’s first fishing families for our new exhibit “Commercial Fishing of Point Judith: Then and Now.” She holds a certificate in genealogy from Boston University, is an enthusiastic member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, and a frequent lecturer around the state on how to evaluate DNA test results for genealogical research.

She brings with her a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences. Heather moved back home to Wakefield with her three sons, Jack, Thomas, and Ben, in 2017 after living in Princeton, New Jersey for the past 15 years. I hope you will join me in welcoming Heather to our team.

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Your stories are our history.

The South County Museum’s staff, board, and volunteers remain dedicated to researching, preserving, and celebrating Southern Rhode Island’s historic moments, including this one.

We are also committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment in order to halt the spread of COVID-19. We are reducing transmission by working remotely and the museum’s campus will remain closed to visitors and volunteers until the right time presents itself to welcome you back; however, the museum is always here for you. If you have a matter that needs our attention, please do not hesitate to reach out via phone or email.

In the coming weeks, we will be offering new programming as the museum evolves to virtually collect, document, and exhibit history. Spend some time on our website, Facebook, and Instagram profile to take part in our community, share your stories, and experience how the past is relevant today.



Jim Crothers, Executive Director

Daryl Anderson, Board President