About Us- Our 50th Anniversary 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.


When What Where Details

7 pm

Program co-sponsored by Weaver Library Weaver Library Atwater/Donnelly Duo

A musical look at the times celebrated by the Corridor



Second Sunday

Open House

John Hunt Museum

65 Hunts Mills Rd

Exhibit – Hunt’s Mills – a 100

Year Retrospective Through the Lens of a Camera

Hikes – 1:30 Meet Ernie Germani from EP Conservation at Gazebo

5/22 Program TBA National Park Ranger

Kevin Klyberg

Our friends at Pomham Rocks Lighthouse proudly announce that, after 37 years, the

lighthouse once again has electricity running from the mainland.  Congratulations to them!

The herring are running  April 12  1:15 pm  9 herring and one trout through the ladder  and the great blues are here to eat !