About Us

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.

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When What Where Details
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Dec 13

Hunt House open

last until early spring

Back to School exhibit

a HUGE SUCCESS.

SEE IMPORTANT GRANT¬† AWARDS BELOW….

STAY TUNED FOR

A BUSY SPRING

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Exciting award of $28,000 from RI State Council on the Arts

Pictured are Randall Rosenbaum, presenter, Cheryl Faria, Patricia Henry, Dot Thornley and Nancy Moore.

This award will be used to renovate the ticket booth into

an educational center and a handicapped accessible bathroom.

It is not too late to donate to our educational fund (matching funds)

See the details of this award at http://www.ri.gov/press/view/26479

 

Receiving $5,000 check from East Prov rep Karherine Kazarian

Receiving $5,000. check from East Prov rep Katherine Kazarian

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