RAS oversees the Carpenter Museum, Blanding Public Library, Arts in the Village music series, and genealogy resources.

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Carpenter Museum
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last updated 6/30/16

Open Tuesday & Thursday 1-4pm
Sunday 2-4pm
Except holiday weekends

For info & reservations:
4 Locust Ave, PO Box 2
Rehoboth, MA 02769
(Parking in rear. Set your
GPS to 139 Bay State Road)

"When We Were Kids"

Our 2016 programs and exhibits promise to be fun-filled with toys, dolls and entertaining childhood stories from local residents.

Childhood stories
from local residents


June 26--July 24

"Celebrate Art, Rehoboth!"

This art show featuring local artists and student work will continue through July, and will be open to visitors Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-4 and Sundays 2-4. For more info go to celebrateartrehoboth.com.


July 27, Wednesday, 6-8pm

Rehoboth Genealogy Group Meeting
Please Note: Meeting to take place in the Trim Room at the Blanding Public Library this month. We will acquaint ourselves with the resources there to complete genealogy searches. No registration required. Check the group out on Facebook, too!


Programs & Events

The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, Carpenter Museum, and Blanding Library offer a wide range of programs throughout the year, including lectures, exhibits, education programs, concerts, and workshops.

Arts in the Village

The Arts in Village series includes musicians and vocalists in programs ranging from classical music, to operetta, to traditional folk music and dance. The performance arts series is presented in Goff Memorial Hall, a National Historic Landmark.  Easily accessible from major highways, Goff Hall is a 20-minute drive from Providence, Attleboro, Taunton, and Fall River.

For over one hundred years cultural events, dramas, and music series have take place in the hall. The 7-foot concert grand piano that graces the stage was purchased with the assistance of contributions from concert-goers, area businesses, and a grant from the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation. 
For the season schedule click here

Folk Art & Artisans Show

The annual Folk Art & Artisans show has become a fall tradition. Over 70 exhibitors display their wares at Francis Farm located at 27 Francis Farm Road (off County Street).

Museum Education

Palmer River School's local history program culminates in a visit by the third graders to the Carpenter Museum. Each spring with the help of volunteers all classes arrive to experience such aspects of early Rehoboth life as: fireplace cooking, barn construction, peg-making, stenciling, the use of herbs, the making of herbal sachets, parlor games, and weaving.

Volunteers willing to be trained, or with talents of their own, may contact Rebecca Smith (who heads the program) through the Museum (508) 252-3031.


Rehoboth Antiquarian Society 4 Locust Ave, PO Box 2, Rehoboth MA 02769 (508) 252-3031