Discover the history of the Museum and its collections with these adult program offererings. Adults of all ages are invited.
Click here for the adult programs registration form.
Ledgers, Light boxes, and Lantern Slides:
Introducing the Archives
Thurs. April 4, 10:00am-11:30am
Did you know that besides our global natural history and cultural collections the Museum also houses an amazingly rich, historic archive? Tucked away in a climate-controlled storage space in the Museum's attic is a vast wealth of antiquarian memorabilia pertaining to Roger Williams Park. Take a historic trip through time as we peruse postcards, out-of-print publications, picturesque glass slides, and a plethora of other portals to the Park's past.
Williams' Family Cemetery Tour
Tues. April 30, 1:00pm-2:30pm OR Tues. May 21, 1:00pm-2:30pm OR Sat. June 1, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Have you ever wondered just who is buried in the historic cemetery near the Elmwood Avenue entrance to Roger Williams Park? Or what may be the meaning of the curious symbols on the gravestones? Learn about who rests here and their relationship to Rhode Island's founder, Roger Williams. Museum docent Richard Siembab, an active, longtime member of the Association of Gravestone Studies, will be our knowledgeable tour guide.
Exploring Conservation Issues with Museum Collections
Thurs. June 27, 11:00am-12:30pm
Have you ever heard of a mammal called a pangolin? Can you help save a tropical albatross whose home is thousands of miles away? With examples from the Museum's natural history and cultural collections, we'll explore the plight of several species impacted by climate change, habitat loss, and other current pressures. With Museum docent Heather Field as your guide, come face-to face with an array of animals, familiar and unfamiliar, the challenges they face today, and what we can do to help.
Statuary Stroll: A Springtime Walk in the Park
Sun. April 21, 10:00am -12:00pm; Rain date: Sun. May 19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Roger Williams Park's landscape is at its best with pastel blossoms of ornamental trees and shrubs abounding - a wonderful time to explore its historic statuary art as we walk! Museum docent Mike McGinity will guide us through a wealth of statues and monuments tucked away in often hidden places. Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for this moderately strenuous walk.
Motoring Among Monuments
Sun. June 23, 10:00am-12:00pm; Rain date: Sun. June 30, 10:00am-12:00pm
In this motorized sequel to "Statuary Stroll," we will take to our wheels and drive to even more statues and monuments scattered in the Park's historic landscape. These will be farther afield and more easily accessed by car. Our guide will be Museum docent Mike McGinity, creator of these popular sculptural art tours. You need not have taken Statuary Stroll to fully enjoy this exciting outdoor program.
Program Fee per Session:
$3.00 per adult, if you sign up for two or more programs you receive a reduced fee of $2.00 per program.
Program is Free for Museum Members.