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.
|Sun 4/12 1-3 pm||Hunt House Museum Open||Hunts Mills Rd||Watch for fish flag signal at top of lane indicating herring run!|
|Sun 4/12 1:30-3:30||Weaver Library||41 Grove Ave||Tracking Your Ancestors workshop- must register $5.00 call 438-1750 or 434-0071|
|Mon 4/27 6pmPublic Invited||Church of the Epiphany Hall||1336 Pawtucket Ave||Tours 6-7, coffee etc 6:30 – 7, meeting 7 pmTour the Old Rumford Library (now a private home) (1905) and 1st Baptist Church (1879)|
|Sun 5/10 1-3||Hunt House Open||Hunt House||Mother’s Day – free plants for moms and free seeds for all.|
|Sun 5/10 1:30 – 3:30||Weaver Library||41 Grove Ave||Tracking Your Ancestors workshop- must register $5.00 call 438-1750 or 434-0071|
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