About Us- Beginning our 50th Year!

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.

Calendar

When What Where Details
Nov 13

1-3:30

Second Sunday

Open House

John Hunt Museum

65 Hunts Mills Rd

Collabortive Exhibit with EP Fire Dept – the early days of the department in Watchemoket, Riverside and Rumford

EARLY FIRE TRUCKS ON DISPLAY-VISIT THE FIRE DEPT TRAINING GROUNDS ON THE HIKING TRAIL

Hikes at Hunts at 1:30 Gazebo

 

Monday

Nov 28

6:30 pm

General Meeting

Public Invited

Refreshments pre mtg

Riverside Library Fire Dept Artifacts and photos from 1870-1930 on display

Meet with Station 2 Crew Members

Dec 11

1-3:30

Second Sunday

Open House

John Hunt Museum

65 Hunts Mills Rd

Collabortive Exhibit with EP Fire Dept – the early days of the department in Watchemoket, Riverside and Rumford

EARLY FIRE TRUCKS ON DISPLAY-VISIT THE FIRE DEPT TRAINING GROUNDS ON THE HIKING TRAIL

Hay Rides!

 

 

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Count Rumford himself as docent.

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Exhibit from East Providence Fire Dept   Old equipment and photos

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