The Western Rhode Island
Civic Historical Society


WRICHS Mission Statement

The purpose of this Society shall be the “gathering and preserving early and present day historical materials relating to the western area of Rhode Island; providing for the accessibility of such materials as far as may be feasible to teachers, school pupils and the public cooperating with churches, granges, patriotic organizations and schools, and promoting the social and cultural life of the area.”

Are you doing your part to preserve your local history? All it takes is becoming a member.

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

Exciting things we need help with:

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 things please visit us to see what we are all about and see if you can help. If a lot of people can donate just a little time just think of what we can achieve! Please feel free to contact us using the contact page.

Please feel free to join us at a monthly meeting, held the fourth Tuesday of April-November at 7:00 at the Paine House or adjacent Fire Station.