Founded in 1966, the East Providence Historical Society meetings were originally held at the Roger Williams Grange, Rumford Grange and the former Rumford Community Center.
In 1987 the Society was granted a lease from the City to occupy the historic John Hunt House in the picturesque Hunt’s Mills section in Rumford. The house, built between 1750 – 1790, is a 5 bay, center chimney, Georgian style residence typical of a well-to-do family living in a country setting.
The John Hunt House functions as a headquarters for regular and special events and is located in the southernmost tip of the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor. Society members and volunteers have repaired and restored the building appropriate to the original design of the house.
Our members are dedicated to preserving the heritage and enjoying the history of our city. If you are not a member, we invite you to join us now. Our annual dues are $25 for a family membership and $15 for an individual membership. To join the historical society, please download and complete our membership application, then mail it with a check to the address listed on the top of the application.
**NOTE- TWO HISTORIC HOMES FOR SALE! LOOK UNDER HISTORIC SITES FOR PHOTOS OF THE DAGGETT HOUSE AND THE JACOBS HOUSE- see The Gazette for full details.
|East Bay Manor||1140 Wampanoag Trail||E Providence Amusement Parks|
|Tues 6/2 4-7pm||Wine and Weeding||Hunt House||weed and wine or wine and weed|
|Sat 6/610-1||National Trails Day||Hunt House||Walk the trails along the Ten Mile River|
|Hunt House Museum open||Hunts Mills Rd||Exhibits of East Providence Amusement Parks and more|
|6/ 20-219-4||URI Master Gardener Tour||Hunt HouseHunts Mills Road||EPHS Members welcome without ticket|
|Mon 6/ 22
|Members’ Picnic||Hunt House Grounds||Members $3.00, Guests $6.00
In case of rain, Newman Church Hall
|Sun 7/121 – 3:30||Hunt House Museum open||Hunts Mills Rd||Exhibits of East Providence Amusement Parks and more|
|Sun 8/131-3:30||Hunt House Museum open||Hunts Mills Rd||Exhibits of East Providence Amusement Parks and more|
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