March 8th marked the beginning of New England Museum Week 2021! According to the American Alliance of Museums, about 26% of museums are located in rural areas. This week, the South County Museum celebrates its rich rural history.
Throughout the 18th and early 19th century, agriculture was an essential part of South County. It was not only the primary source of economic activity but also a way of life. The southern coast of Rhode Island in particular offered the most ideal climate for agriculture in all of New England.
Aren’t we lucky to live among so much natural beauty and history? YOU can celebrate New England Museum Week by supporting the South County Museum! You can: