The U.S. Weather Bureau’s only woman observer worked at Narragansett Pier, and South County Museum board president Daryl Anderson will share the story of Margaret Conway and the early days of weather forecasting at 7 p.m. July 20 at the museum’s Maritime Gallery.
Anderson, a lifelong Narragansett resident with extensive knowledge of local maritime history, will discuss the museum’s exhibit, which focuses on early 19th century weather forecasting, the meteorological observation post on Congdon Street, and the woman who made history long before forecasters relied on satellites to monitor weather across the globe.
The museum’s casual summer gallery talks give visitors an in-depth look at new exhibits. Cost is $5 for non-members. Members are free.
South County Museum honors Rhode Island’s rural, village and maritime history. The museum, at 115 Strathmore St., Narragansett, R.I., is located on eight acres with seven exhibit buildings and a living history farm. The museum administrative office is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exhibits are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays during July. For more information and a calendar of events for this season, call 401.783.5400 or visit www.southcountymuseum.org.