The Western RI Civic Historical Society

‘The purpose of this Society shall be to preserve and promote the history of Western Rhode Island through community outreach, civic activity and the stewardship of the artifacts, documents and structures under its care.’

Do you have a passion to preserve your local history? All it takes is to become a member.

What is involved? A little bit of time and a minimal Membership Fee.

Exciting things in the works:

Re-open the tavern where the first election and town hall meeting for Coventry was held.

Re-open the barn for tours.

Organize our library, research museum items to determine their origin, help with publicity and marketing, putting in heirloom, herb and kitchen gardens, submit articles for the Hinterlander, help out in the gift shop, and so much more.

If you have interest in any of these and/or you have a talent you’d love to share with us, please visit us to see what we are all about and how you can help. When a lot of people donate just a little time, think of how much we can achieve together! Please contact us through the website contact page or find us on Facebook.

Join us at our monthly membership meetings, held the fourth Tuesday of the month, April-November, 6:30 p.m. at the Paine House, 7 Station Street, Coventry. Parking available in lot across the street.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization.