To achieve its mission of leading the discovery and stewardship of South County’s unique historic resources, the South County History Center preserves and interprets the material culture of South County through exhibits and study of archival, library and artifact collections. The Center’s collections focus on the domestic, social, business and cultural life of South County from prior to the period of European arrival in Rhode Island through the present day. In addition to its efforts to preserve and interpret the history of South County, the Center is dedicated to the promotion of both scholarly research and professional development in the fields of museum work, library science, history, textiles, archaeology and other fields that are relevant to its collections.
Below is a sample of items from the Center's collections. If you are interested in learning more about the Center's holdings, please contact us to schedule a research appointment or request research services.