News and Events

The NHS is currently not holding events or hosting open office hours at this time, though we are working diligently to continue to research Narragansett’s rich history. Please keep current through our website and Facebook page.

The Windmill Building

“The Windmill Building”

We are currently working to make the Windmill Building our permanent home. The iconic Windmill Building on Clarke Road in Narragansett is one of six remaining in Rhode Island. It was constructed in 1935 by Harold Bosworth as part of a residence, and changed ownership several times. It was also rented out, and subsequently in 1977 it was incorporated into Camp JORI (Jewish Orphans of Rhode Island.) Camp JORI’s nurse and her family lived there, and the building was used as an infirmary for campers for many years. We are working to make this our permanent location.

We’re uncovering more about the history of this building – including the discovery that it did indeed don blades at one point in time – and was an antique shop for a period of time.

We are grateful to the Town of Narragansett, and our many sponsors and grantors and hope more will join in this effort to restore this unique building to serve for our permanent home.

This Old House – Victorian Renovation Project

Many of you are likely familiar with the renovation project being undertaken by Sweenor Builders involving the blue Victorian home at 80 Narragansett Avenue. This project will be featured on future episodes of This Old House. Meanwhile, there are some articles and brief videos of the project available.

Independent Article about the Project (Click here to see article)

Video 1 – Inside the Victorian

Video 2 – “Diamond in the Rough”