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Specialty Museum Rhode Island - South Carolina

 
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  Rhode Island

  Bristol

  Herreshoff Marine Museum

  One Burnside Street

  PO Box 450

  Bristol  RI   02809    

  Phone   401 253-5000

  Web Site  http://www.herreshoff.org/

  Alt Web  http://www.herreshoff.org/frames/mmframe.htm

  Description  memorabilia of premium boat manufacturer & America's Cup Hall of Fame - site

  includes family homestead, seven former company buildings, 60 yachts and other boats

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Ship

  Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

  Collection G-M  Models

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:  1/3/2006

 

  East Greenwich

  New England Wireless and Steam Museum

  1300 Frenchtown Road

  East Greenwich  RI  02818    

  Phone  401 885-0545

  Web Site http://users.ids.net/~newsm/

  Description  five building complex holds wireless collection, 1907 wireless station

                    (working), stationary steam engine collection including Corliss steam

                    engine, steam engine models, library

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Technology

  Industry /Profession Telecommunication

  Collection A-F  Engines

  Collection G-M  Models

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  7/7/2007

 

  RI

  East Greenwich

  Varnum Memorial Armory

  6 Main St

  East Greenwich  RI   02828    

  Phone   401 884-4110

  Web Site  http://www.varnumcontinentals.org/armory.htm

  Description  home to Varnum Continentals re-enactors since 1913, holds extensive military

                    collections

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Building Type   Armory (Civic)

  Collection A-F Arms

  Collection N-Z  Uniforms

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:  11/20/2005


  RI

  Jamestown

  Fire Department Memorial Museum

  50 Narragansett Ave

  Jamestown      RI            02835    

  Phone   401 423-0062

  Web Site  http://members.aol.com/kacie333/mus.htm

  Description  features 1894 LaFrance Steam Fire Engine and 1859 Jeffers Hand Pumper

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Industry /Profession Firefighting

  Collection G-M  Machinery

  Collection N-Z  Vehicles

  New or Updated:           11/11/2005
 

  RI

  Kingston

  International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame

  3045 Kingstown road

  PO Box 1710

  Kingston              RI            02881    

  Phone   401 874-2375

  Web Site  http://www.internationalsport.com/sa_hof/hof_visitor.html

  E-mail  mailto:hof@internationalsport.com

  Description  honors international figures

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Sports

  Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

  Collection N-Z  Photography

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:            1/5/2006

  RI
 
Kingston
 
U Rhode Island Textile Gallery
 
University of Rhode Island
 
Quinne Hall
 
Kingston  RI
 
Phone  401 874-4574
 
Web Site  http://www.uri.edu/hss/tmd/Gallery.htm
 
Description  offered by Dept of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising & Design
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Industry /Profession  Textiles
 
Collection A-F  Costume
 
Collection N-Z  Shoes
 
New or Updated:  10/26/2003

 

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  RI

  Newport

  International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum

  194 Bellevue Avenue

  Newport  RI   02840    

  Phone   401 849-3990

  Web Site  http://www.tennisfame.com/

  E-mail   mailto:newport@tennisfame.com

  Description  located in a Victorian era casino, tennis in depth from history to

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Sports

  Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

  Collection   Tennis

  New or Updated:  2/21/2006
 

  RI

  Newport

  Museum of Yachting

   Fort Adams State Park

  PO Box 129

  Newport  RI  02840    

  Phone  401 847-1018

  Web Site http://www.moy.org/

  E-mail  mailto:museum@moy.org

  Description  collection of yachts, artifacts & exhibits, located at Fort Adams State

                    Park, two Halls of Fame,  small boats

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type  Ship

  Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  6/21/2007
 

  RI

  Newport

  National Museum of American Illustration

  492 Bellevue Ave

  Newport  RI  02840    

  Phone  401 851-8949

  Web Site http://www.americanillustration.org/index2.html

  E-mail  mailto:art@americanillustration.org

  Description  illustration art - created to be reproduced in books, periodicals & other

                    media - Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Collection A-F  Drawings

  Collection N-Z  Prints

  New or Updated: 6/22/2007
 

  RI

  Newport

  Naval War College Museum

   686 Cushing Road

  Newport  RI   02841    

  Phone 401 841-4052

  Web Site http://www.nwc.navy.mil/newportlinks/museum/museum.aspx

  E-mail  mailto:museum@nwc.navy.mil

  Description  one time poorhouse became seat of naval warfare theory, displays

                    highlight development of warfare at sea and the US Navy in

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  New or Updated:  7/7/2007

 
  Rhode Island
Providence
American Diner Museum
PO Box 6022
Providence RI  02940
Phone 
401 331-8575
Web Site  http://www.americandinermuseum.org/
Description  museum under development at Heritage Harbor in Providence
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 

  RI

  Providence

  Anne S K Brown Military Collection John Hay Library

  Brown University Box A

  John Hay Library, 20 Prospect St

  Providence  RI    02912    

  Phone   401 863-2414

  Web Site  http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/University_Library/collections/askb/

  E-mail  mailto:"Peter_Harrington@Brownvm.Brown.Edu"

  Description  Originally devoted to military uniforms only, collection now includes military & naval  arts, tactics, drill, ceremonies, weaponry, caricature, 5000 miniature soldiers

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Collection G-M  Miniatures

  Collection N-Z  Uniforms

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:   9/24/2005
 

  RI

  North Kingstown

  Quonset Air Museum

  488 Eccleston Ave

  North Kingstown  RI  02852    

  Phone 401 294-9540

  Web Site http://www.theqam.org/

  Description  located at former naval air station, 28 civilian & military aircraft, story

                    of Rhode Island's role in aviation

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Aviation

  Collection A-F  Aircraft

  New or Updated:  7/19/2007


  RI

  Providence

  Culinary Archives & Museum at Johnson & Wales University

  315 Harborside Blvd

  Providence             RI            02905    

  Phone   401 598-2805

  Web Site  http://www.culinary.org/

  E-mail  mailto:museum@jwu.edu

  Description  repository for several food organizations, rare cookbooks, menus, famous chefs &  authors, food related items

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Food

  Research /Reading  Archives

  New or Updated:   10/9/2005
 

  RI

  Providence

  Rhode Island Black Heritage Society

  65 Weybosset Street at the Arcade, Suite 29

  Providence  RI  02903    

  Phone 401 751-3490

  Web Site http://www.providenceri.com/RI_BlackHeritage/

  Description  formed to collect materials related to the Blacks of Rhode Island,

                    exhibition room on 2nd floor

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Group Identity  African American

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  7/20/2007


  RI

  Warren

  Baker Street Fire Museum

  42  Baker Street

  Warren  RI   02885    

  Phone   401 245-7600

  Web Site  ***** http://www.visitri.com/current_category.36/current_advcategory.276/companies_list.html

  Description  historic station houses antique engines & pumps

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Building Type   Firehouse

  Industry /Profession Firefighting

  Collection A-F Engines

  Collection G-M  Machinery

  Era  1846

  New or Updated:   11/20/2005

 
South Carolina

  Belton

  South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame

  50 North Main Street

  PO Box 335

  Belton  SC  29627    

  Phone   864 338-7751

  Web Site http://www.beltonsc.com/south.htm

  Description  honors state players (pro and amateur) and officials; memorabilia,

                    photos, get key from town library

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Sports

  Building Type  Depot

  Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

  Collection N-Z  Tennis

  New or Updated:  7/25/2007

 
  SC
 
Charleston
 
Macaulay Museum of Dental History
 
175 Ashely Street
 
PO Box 250403
 
Charleston  SC   29425  
  Phone   843 792-2288
 
Web Site  http://waring.library.musc.edu/macaulay.html
 
Alt Web  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/directory/023.html
 
Description  dental equipment, instruments, chairs, tooth molds
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Industry /Profession Medical
 
New or Updated:    4/6/2004

USS Yorktown
Address
Charleston SC
Phone
Web Site 
www.state.sc.us/patpt/
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship

 SC

  Columbia

  SC Relic Room & Military Museum

  301 Gervais St

  Columbia  SC   29201    

  Phone   803 737-8095

  Web Site http://crr.sc.gov/about/

  Description  all aspects & periods of South Carolina military history, arms, textiles,

                    large flag collection

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Industry /Profession Textiles

  Collection A-F  Flags

  Collection N-Z  Uniforms

  Era  Civil War

  Owner/Operator:  State of South Carolina

  New or Updated:  7/21/2007

South Carolina
Columbia
South Carolina Criminal Justice Hall of Fame
5400 Broad River Road
Columbia SC  29212
Phone 
803 896-8199
Web Site  http://www.scdps.org/cja/Hall%20of%20Fame.htm
Description  memorial to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and SC law enforcement story
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
Industry /Profession  Law Enforcement

Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home
1705 Hampton Street
Columbia SC  29201
Phone 
803 929-7693
Web Site  www.midnet.sc.edu/histhouse/wilson.htm
Description  Woodrow Wilson's family home in his early teens
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  President
Nature of Group or Site  Government
Field of Study/Science Facility  Politics

  South Carolina
Darlington
NMPA Stock Car Hall of Fame
1301 Harry Byrd Highway
Darlington SC  29532
Phone 
843 395-8821
Web Site  www.autospeak.com/museum03.htm
Description  stock racing cars, drivers - next to Darlington raceway
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

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  South Carolina
Greenville
Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Inc
1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville SC  29614
Phone 
864 242-5100
Web Site  www.bju.edu/art_gallery/
E-mail  art_gallery@bju.edu
Description  religious art including many Old Masters, 30 galleries
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Religion
Collection N-Z  Paintings

  SC
 
Greenville
 
Confederate Museum Greenville
 
15 Boyce Ave
 
Greenville  SC  29601    
 
Phone   864 421-9039
 
Web Site  http://www.confederatemuseum.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@confederatemuseum.org
 
Description  military & domestic side of war
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Military
 
Collection A-F Arms
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Era  Civil War
 
Owner/Operator:  Sons of Confederate Veterans
 
New or Updated:     4/12/2004

    SC
 
Seneca
 
World of Energy at Keowee-Toxaway
 
7812 Rochester Highway
 
Seneca    SC
 
Phone   864 885-4600
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org/html/r1intro.html
 
Description  electricity generation by water, coal and uranium; next to Oconee Nuclear
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Industry /Profession Energy
 
New or Updated:     2/12/2004

  SC
 
West Columbia
 
Columbia Museum of Classic Vehicles
 
1505 Charleston Highway #C4
 
West Columbia    SC     29169    
 
Phone   803 791-5738
 
Web Site  *****
 
Description  in phone book as auto repair & restoration and museum, not in most tourism                     guides
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Automotive
 
New or Updated:     4/30/2004

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