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.

Calendar

When What Where Details
5/14

1-3:30

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

Mon 5/22

7 pm

Members Meeting

Blackstone National  Park

Tockwotton Home

500 Waterfront Drive

East Providence, RI

National Park Ranger

Kevin Klyberg

Sun 6/11

1-3:30

Second Sunday

Hunt House Museum open

Walks and Talks 2:30

Historic Grounds Tour

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

Sat 6/3

National Trails Day

at Hunts

John Hunt Museum

65 Hunts Mills Rd

 TBA
Mon 6/26

7 pm

Annual Picnic/Election

Tour the basement?

John Hunt Museum

65 Hunts Mills Rd

Call us at 438-1750 to tell u you’re coming. Side salads a welcome addition to the menu.

Members $3. Guests $6.

Sun 7/9

Second Sunday

Hunt House Museum open

Walks and Talks 2:30

Planning your 2nd Harvest

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

Sun 8/13

Second Sunday

Hunt House Museum open

Walks and Talks 2:30

Medicinal/Culinary Plants

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talks and Walks  – Flowers for Mom led by Jeff Faria, URI Master Gardner.  See Gardening Tips in the Gazette!  Always free seeds and free advice 

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