Hello and Welcome to the Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society!
Tuesday, October 26th – General Membership Meeting
First open to public General Membership Meeting is 10/26. Come learn the highlights of the 2021 season and a peak at what’s ahead for our Society!
Are you interested to get a peak at the Mruk Fire Alarm Building? Stop by our meeting held within the fire alarm building at 630PM for news and refreshments!
Ghost Tour Tickets are now available HERE
The Mruk Fire Alarm building is in the process of changing hands from the town of Coventry to the Western RI Civic Historical Society. We are very excited to have stewardship of this piece of the town’s history. In this photo, you can see the Paine House in the backdrop and the fire alarm building in the forefront. The Mruk Fire Alarm building was once the town’s original blacksmith shop. Stay tuned for news to come for this building.
Be sure to check out our last Farmer’s Market of the season, Saturday November 6th!
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Fall Family Learning Series
When is a quilt more than a blanket? Together we will listen to the story “The Patchwork Path” by Bettye Stroud and unravel the Secret Codes of the Underground Railroad. Make a felt quilt with your own secret code to bring home.
Why do we know so much about how people lived in the past? These folks wrote everything down. In this class we will create fun journals and feather quills to record your own history.
From the time of the first settlers right up to today, builders have relied on wood to create lasting places to live. Using primitive woodworking tools families will craft a seasonal decoration.
Make a seasonal memory together as you craft a beautiful decoration for your family to enjoy.
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 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us through the many social media platforms linked in the buttons.
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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.