Quonochontaug Historical Society


Join us for QHS’s

2023 Summer Programs

All Events To Be Held in Quonnie Grange  

The Submarine Battle of

Block Island Sound, May 1945

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

7:00 PM

Speaker:  Bill Steinman – QHS Archivist

The dramatic tale of the last German sub to prowl U.S. waters in World War II, and the battle that ended with her sinking just off Quonnie’s shores.

Historic Quonnie Virtual Home Tours

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

7:00 PM

Speakers:  Steve Young and Leah Bradshaw – QHS Board Members

Explore the rich 150-year history of the West Beach oceanfront property commonly known as the Nun’s House. We’ll also peek inside Quonnie’s few remaining tiny summer cottages.  

Development of the Quonnie Neck

Wednesday, August 29, 2023

7:00 PM

Speaker:   Ken Andrew – QHS Board Member

The evolution of the Quonnie Neck, from the early rural farms of the 1800s to the present-day beach associations, water systems, and paved roads.

QHS Annual Meeting

Quonnie Marsh Restoration

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

7:00 PM

Guest Speaker:  Wenley Ferguson – Save the Bay

A brief annual meeting will begin at 6:30 pm, immediately followed by the Quonnie Marsh Restoration program.   Hear about the recent major efforts to restore and maintain the vital salt marshes in Quonnie and Ninigret Ponds.

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As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations to QHS are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to recording and preserving the history of Quonochontaug Neck in Charlestown, Rhode Island.  Please explore this website to learn more about the history of this wonderful area.