Welcome to the Visitors From The Past Home Page of The Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum, Library and Research Center, Inc.; a nonprofit Civil War historical facility located at 1351 1/2 Cranston Street, Cranston, Rhode Island at the old Governor William Sprague Mansion Carriage House. The facility was first built in 1710, rennovated by Governor Sprague in 1889 and is currently planned for rennovation to house The Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum, Library and Research Center. Here you will get a glimps of the different aspects of the museum. You can also go to our trade marked "Visitors From The Past" as well as our subsidiay Civil War uniformed reenactment and ceremonial units, Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, Unit Association and The First Light Infantry, R.I.M./1st R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Unit Association, as well as the Rhode Island Reenactors Association/2nd R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company D, Battery F, First Rhode Island Light Artillery and the Civil War hereditary organizations SUVCW Elisha Dyer Camp No.7, ASUVCW Elisha Dyer Auxiliary No.2 and R.I. MOLLUS, which we are proud to support.
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Our People Know Civil War History
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Temporary Office @ The General Nathanael Greene Homestead Museum.
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Our Fee Scale For You Civil War Living History Presentation Is Dependent On The Extent Of Your Need.
The RI GAR Civil War Museum And Its Civil War Associations (Battery A & The 1st Infantry) Are One Federal-State Tax Exempt 501c3 Non-profit Education-Historical Organization
Legally Registered With The Internal Revenue And The State Of Rhode Island.
NOTE: Please let us know your needs so we can give you an accuate break down of all our services, program by program, cost of service, concerning the Education Programs We Offer To Schools And The Public.
However, at this time we ask that you please contact our Webmaster if you are interested in scheduling a visitation. Our Visitors From The Past Program has been very well received and complimented by public school teachers, higher education institutions, other organizations and community group leaders throughout Rhode Island. We offer a range of programs conducted by our "Visitors From The Past" Civil War Period Living Historians of RI Battery A as well as the RI 1st & 2nd Infantry, including a civilian unit. Our Webmaster can help you determine the program that is right for you. You can also click our Civil War Units below for additional information about who will conduct your visitation. The Visitors From The Past Program conducted by our Battery A and the 1st Infantry Civil War units is a fund raiser for the R.I. GAR Civil War Museum. All our visitors involved in this program are "non-paid" volunteers, very informed about Civil War history and experienced historical communicators for all age groups. Since our visitors are volunteers, the amount of visitations we can provide each year is limited. We therefore ask that you arrange your visitation well in advance. The Webmaster listed below can assist you with scheduling a visitation that will fit your budget. We thank you for your financial support for the R.I. GAR Museum by scheduling a visitation. Visitors from the Past is a trademarked name of the R.I. Grand Army of the Republic GAR Civil War Museum, Library & Research Center, inc., a 501c3 non profit tax exempt organization, incorporated in the State of Rhode Island. Also Note: Since some Civil War Soldier impressions may involve the handling and display of unloaded Civil War period weapons, the museum will require a letter signed by a school administrator approving such displays prior to any school visitation. The letter and the date for you visitation may be sent to us by FAX, but please call the Webmaster to schedule the visitation first to make sure a date is available.
Several of our members are helping to start the RI GAR Civil War Museum and have worked together to creat curriculum material that will assist teachers and students learning about the Civil War. Teachers can also use the following page for classroom curriculum planning. Students and people interested in the Civil War will find it to their liking as well. To go to the Museum & Camp 7 Education Home Page, click HERE
DISPLAYS INFO CENTER
CARRIAGE HOUSE DISPLAYS
THE HISTORY OF CRANSTON
RHODE ISLAND HISTORY
HISTORY OF THE CARRIAGE HOUSE
RHODE ISLAND CIVIL WAR HISTORY
When the project is complete, the Carriage House Facility will be open to the Public Similar Hours as the Sprague Mansion. The first floor public exhibitions will be a joint effort by the Cranston Historical Society and the RI GAR Civil War Museum. Go to our Virtual Tour Page and Museum Information Center Page for more information.
1351 Cranston Street, Cranston, Rhode Island.
R.I. Civil War Reenactors Association.
Here you can find out the latest news about museums across the country.
Here you can find out the latest news about reenactors and reenactment events.
you can also email Gregg A. Mierka Webmaster/Adjutant
All R.I. GAR Civil War Museum Home Pages were researched,
written & Web-designed by Gregg A. Mierka
We wish to thank Brother/Companion Keith G. Harrison, National SUVCW and, current National MOLLUS, as well as all the artists/musicians for the use of their music on all the pages in our site.
Please let us know how we can help your school or organization.
All For the Union !
The Old Fellows In Blue