WARWICK — The building at 2500 Post Rd. was once the library where New England Institute of Technology students studied engines and English.

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Now it’s home for the Steamship Historical Society of America, which has finally consolidated archives and collections from its origin in 1935.

“It tells a unique story about how the transition from sail to steam transformed America through immigration, trade and leisure,” Executive Director Matthew Schulte said in a news release announcing the transfer of ownership in August.

For pandemic reasons, the museum is open by appointment only. But business boomed when schools switched to distance learning, and the lessons on www.shiphistory.org were used four times as often. More are created every month to keep up with demand.

For more information or to sign up for the annual Ocean Liner Gala on Nov. 7, which is virtual this year, call (401) 463-3570 or email [email protected].

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