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Local History

Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

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Cultural and Local Resources

Resources which can either be found in, or accessed from, the Westerly Library that include books, DVDs, and dowloadable materials. Also included are online articles, databases and web sites.

Granite Industry in Westerly

Learn more about the granite industry that played a major role in the history and economy of the town of Westerly.

Indigenous People

Explore the history and vast cultural contributions of Indigenous people of the United States.

Italian Americans

Learn more about the how Italian Americans helped shape Westerly and the state of Rhode Island.

Christopher Columbus

Find library and online resources to learn more about this historical figure.