Tomaquag Museum held its strategic planning retreat led by Jen Hetzel Silbert of Innovation Partners International. Tomaquag Museum thanks the Rhode Island Foundation, the state’s community foundation, for funding the project: Tomaquag Museum: Growth & Change for 21st Century which included the Strategic Planning Retreat held at the Kettle Pond Visitor’s Center in Charlestown. It was a great day full of fantastic ideas, visioning, and plans for Tomaquag's future.

Tomaquag Museum’s staff, Board of Directors, past Board members, program participants, RI Foundation program officer Mary Kim Arnold, Myrna George of South County Tourism, museum professionals, educators and museum program participants came together to map out Tomaquag Museum’s next three years of growth. Our main focus will be on marketing, fund development, personnel development, space development and telling our stories through programs, exhibits, performances and other creative opportunities. “I thought it was very interesting process and an exciting day for the future of Tomaquag,” said Dr. Gwenn Vittimberga one of our participants. Our next steps will begin with new logo design to rebrand our organization with a focus on the Indigenous culture of southern New England. Our staff will be working with to Dennis Champlain of Worthy Image, LLC to create logo design and new organizational brochures. Our new marketing team member, Keith Cowley will be establishing our marketing strategy; check out our website and social media and see the changes we have already initiated. “Keith has been a major asset to our organization and we are blessed to have him on our team and thankful to the RI Foundation for their support of our Growth & Change for 21st Century initiative,” stated Lorén Spears, museum Director. Tomaquag Museum’s summer hours are Wednesdays from 10am-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm; all group tours, offsite programs, researchers, and other visitors by appointment. For more information about our classes, special summer workshops, lectures, and arts opportunities call 401-491-9063 or visit .


Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum