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Arts & Museums
The Torpedo Boat PT-617, also known as the Big Red Cock and Dragon Lady, is the only surviving boat of its kind. IT was the most utilized, combat tested PT boat in the World War 2. Today, the boat is a museum ship at PT Boat Museum in Fall River. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. The boat carried with her Mark 13 torpedoes, guns, .50 caliber machine guns, rifles and grenades.
Luther Store is a historic store that sold almost everything from cheese to shoes. This store is now a museum where visitors can gain insight into the trading and retail industry in the bygone era. The shop was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
A multifaceted facility featuring an art gallery, a record shop, workshops and a performing space for local as well as international bands, the All About Records is a part of the Indie record label of the same name. Equipped with cutting edge technology, the venue is located in downtown Taunton and is an ideal venue for contemporary concerts. Some of the past line ups are War Games, Neighborhood Kids, The Creature from Dell Pond and The Hideout and Films About Ghosts.
Spread across 48 acres (19.42 hectares) of farmland, Coggeshall Farm Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the agrarian life that was once central to New England. This living history museum recreates the early 19th century-farming era, right from historical buildings to guides dressed in the traditional wear. Visitors get an opportunity to perform farm activities, like milking cows, caring for the animals, gardening, chopping wood and more. Various activities are regularly conducted here, making your visit to the Coggeshall Farm Museum an entertaining as well as an educative one. Check website for varying admission rates.
This museum tells the fascinating story of Cape Verdean Americans and their culture. Cape Verde was a Portuguese colony, located off the coast of West Africa, that gained independence in 1975. Men and women from there migrated to New England in the 1800s and onward, working on whaling ships and Cape Cod's cranberry bogs. They brought with them a unique culture. part African, part European and have continued to have strong bonds with their mother country to this day. Their story is a fascinating one and this museum, the first of its kind in the country, tells it with well-organized exhibits and rare artifacts. The museum is closed during the winter.
The New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park honors the whaling tradition of New England at this park, museum and gardens. The museum houses a old-fashioned whaling schooner. scrimshaw and other memorabilia from the 19th Century.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a exceptional facility which showcases the history of the whaling industry. However, its main focus remains on telling the history of the Old Dartmouth region. The museum owns a mind blowing collection of scrimshaws and logbooks and is considered to have the largest assortment of this kind in the whole world. The Whaling Museum also has several fine art pieces on display. This museum has so many exhibits, that is it sure to enrich your knowledge about the past. The museum is also well known for housing the world's mightiest whale ship model -The Lagoda. For further details please log on to the museum website.
Even those who are not avid gardeners will enjoy this sprawling estate, located just a few miles from downtown Newport. Generations of gardeners have created topiary trees and hedges in all sorts of shapes and sizes, including the legendary animals. The garden is the oldest of its kind in North America and was once owned by a wealthy textile merchant. The stately Victorian home also has orchards and vegetable and herb gardens, in addition to the whimsical and elegant topiaries. Self-guided and garden maps are available (tours take approximately 90 minutes).
This culinary arts museum is run under the auspices of the illustrious private Johnson & Wales University that female founders Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales established in 1915. The museum houses a massive collection of cookbooks and other paraphernalia in the kitchen, from old stoves, signs and utensils to a chef's gallery, culinary autographs by U.S. Presidents and over a half million documents. Overall a very interesting museum for anyone who likes to eat!
Established in 1822, the Rhode Island Historical Society is an organization that aims to preserve and maintain the state's historical archives and landmarks. As a part of this endeavor, it manages several locations in Providence. The most highlighted ones are The John Brown House Museum, The Museum of Work & Culture, The Aldrich House and The RIHS Library, where the headquarters is located. The collections at these museums feature books, journals, manuscripts, and objects about life in both pre- and post-revolutionary America. Additionally, the society also conducts workshops, seminars and tours with many of the proceeds directed towards preserving the history of this original colony that was the first to secede from the British Crown.
This very handsome and elegant Renaissance Revival mansion is the former home of one of Rhode Island's most influential politicians, Henry Lippitt. It's massive, with 30 rooms spread over three-floors, the mansion displays American Victorian opulence at its best. All of the rooms are finished in filigreed woodwork and the light through the stained-glass windows is amazing during Autumn. Since its construction in 1865, the mansion harbored generations of Lippitt's descendants until they finally donated it to Preserve Rhode Island in 1981. The society hosts tours (on Friday only during Summer) and it also rents the estate along with the first-floor museum for events.
This commanding three-floor mansion sits along the aptly named Power Street in historic College Hill. The house was built in 1786 for the premier Providence merchant of his day and early trustee of the nearby university, John Brown. Now, under the purview of the Rhode Island Historical Society, this mansion preserves original furnishings and decorations from the 18th Century, which includes a nine-shell desk and bookcase as a couple of great examples. As with many historical attractions in Providence, this one offers a glimpse into the life of Colonial America after the Revolutionary War.