Events

 


2019 Tours at Paine House Museum have ended for the season.

The Paine House Museum has closed for the season. Thank you to all who came through for a tour and attended one of our community events.

If you are interested in organizing a group tour next year please contact us with dates and details.

We happily welcome groups.

Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax deductible donation helps us keep the Paine House Museum and it’s collections maintained. For more information, please contact us. Thank you.


Christmas Party

We are having a Christmas Party!

Where: Old Theatre Diner, Sandy Bottom Road, Coventry, RI

When:  Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 3:00pm  (FYI, there are TV’s at the venue for those afraid to miss the Patriots game)

Entree Choice: Fish, Steak or Chicken

Each meal includes: potato, vegetable, bread, soup, salad, dessert and choice of coffee, tea or soda

Price: $15.00 includes gratuity

Cash bar available

Send you payment and be sure to include your choice of entree (Fish, Steak or Chicken), check payable to CASH, and mail to  WRICHS Holiday Party, 91 Deerfield Drive, West Warwick, RI 02893

Your check must arrive before December 7th so we have an accurate headcount for the venue.

If you have questions, please call 401-536-1140. (Please note this number is for holiday party information only.)

We look forward to seeing you there!


 

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2019 Past Events

April 23, 2019, Tuesday

Member Social – PotLuck  6:30pm

Members and Sponsors will meet in the Paine House Museum Tavern for a PotLuck Social.  Please bring a dish to share if you are able and spend some time socializing.  Find this event on our Facebook page  where you can click on the ‘interested’ button to show you are coming and leave us a comment of what you plan to bring. Paine House Museum provides paper plates, cutlery and beverages. If you have any questions you can leave a comment on Facebook, or send us a note at info@westernrihistory.org. We look forward to seeing you there!


May 25, 2019, Saturday

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation

Take part in a paranormal investigation with the RISEUP team. Investigation is from 7pm-12am This is a great experience for everyone from experienced investigators to just the curious. The Paine House Museum, an historic home that dates back to the late 1600’s, has been a hub of paranormal activity. You will be under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team which has spent countless hours documenting this spirit treasure. Reserve your spots using the PayPal button below or call 401-623-0862. Participants must be 16 years or over. Space is limited to 8 participants per investigation.


June 7, 2019, Friday

Opening Day at Paine House Museum, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Join us for a tour of the Paine House Museum, no appointment necessary. Learn more about the historical significance The Paine House played in the forming of the Town of Coventry. See our Barn Loom, textile collection, Civil War artifacts, new Tavern and six-seater outhouse.  We can’t say it’s the ‘only one’, but we’ve never seen one before. Learn about the lives of these Coventry natives and see how the house grew through the years. $6 adult, $3 child. Parking is available across Station Street from the museum. Please use the


June 14, 2019, Friday

Spinning wheel and flag

Flay Day Ceremony, 6:00pm

Join us for this annual event!  An official flag retirement ceremony, a Flag presentation in the barn and a cook out.  If you are short on time, feel free to drop your old flags off at Paine House Museum, 7 Station Street, Coventry, between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.  Each year a local group of retired Korean War Veterans perform the official Flag Retirement Ceremony to properly dispose of old flags. This year we will be joined by a West Warwick boy scout troop and a Jr. ROTC group. Immediately following the ceremony, our volunteer Archivist, Mark Gardner, will present his informative flag program and house tours will be available. Read more about the ceremony at : http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/more/flagretirement.htm

The ceremony is held in the parking area across Station Street from the Paine House Museum. Parking is available in the lot and adjoining field.

Here is a brief history about Flag Day: http://www.usflag.org/history/flagday.html

We look forward to seeing you there!


June 22, 2019, SaturdayBarn loom set up in the Tavern

Quilt and Textile Day at the Museum, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Join us for a day of historical textiles. Spend time with spinners from the RI Spinners Guild as they demonstrate their 18th century craft.

See weaving on the Barn Loom and learn about the weaving process.  View an historic quilt collection.

Participate in a raffle for a hand spun, hand woven ‘Triangle’ shawl, linen towels and bath mats!

Children’s activities include weaving on the barn loom, skirting fleece and using a drop spindle. House tours and light refreshments are available to participants at no additional charge. Event: $10/adult, $5/child if prepaid and $12 at the door.

We wish to thank our sponsor, the Rhode Island Spinners Guild for making this event possible, and supporting the continuing operation of the Paine House Museum.


June 22, 2019, Saturday

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation

Take part in a paranormal investigation with the RISEUP team. Investigation is from 7pm-12am This is a great experience for everyone from experienced investigators to just the curious. The Paine House Museum, an historic home that dates back to the late 1600’s, has been a hub of paranormal activity. You will be under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team which has spent countless hours documenting this spirit treasure. Reserve your spots using the PayPal button below or call 401-623-0862. Participants must be 16 years or over. Space is limited to 8 participants per investigation.

**NOTE: Every RISEUP event date has a separate ‘Buy Now’ button. For a different event date, please scroll down this page to the date you wish to participate and select the ‘Buy Now’ option listed with that event date.  Thank you.


June 25, 2019. Tuesday

Membership meeting 6:30pm

Join us in The Paine House Museum for our monthly membership meeting.


July 23, 2019. Tuesday

Membership meeting 6:30pm

Join us in The Paine House Museum for our monthly membership meeting.


August 24, 2019, Saturday – SOLD OUT

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation

Take part in a paranormal investigation with the RISEUP team. Investigation is from 7pm-12am This is a great experience for everyone from experienced investigators to just the curious. The Paine House Museum, an historic home that dates back to the late 1600’s, has been a hub of paranormal activity. You will be under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team which has spent countless hours documenting this spirit treasure. Reserve your spots using the PayPal button below or call 401-623-0862. Participants must be 16 years or over. Space is limited to 8 participants per investigation.


August 27, 2019 Tuesday

Membership meeting 6:30pm


August 31, 2019, Saturday

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation

Take part in a paranormal investigation with the RISEUP team. Investigation is from 7pm-12am This is a great experience for everyone from experienced investigators to just the curious. The Paine House Museum, an historic home that dates back to the late 1600’s, has been a hub of paranormal activity. You will be under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team which has spent countless hours documenting this spirit treasure. Reserve your spots using the PayPal button below or call 401-623-0862. Participants must be 16 years or over. Space is limited to 8 participants per investigation.


September 14, 2019, Saturday  –  SOLD OUT

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation

Take part in a paranormal investigation with the RISEUP team. Investigation is from 7pm-12am This is a great experience for everyone from experienced investigators to just the curious. The Paine House Museum, an historic home that dates back to the late 1600’s, has been a hub of paranormal activity. You will be under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team which has spent countless hours documenting this spirit treasure. Reserve your spots using the PayPal button below or call 401-623-0862. Participants must be 16 years or over. Space is limited to 8 participants per investigation.


September 24, 2019. Tuesday

Membership meeting 6:30pm

Join us in The Paine House Museum for our monthly membership meeting.

Nominations for next years Board Members will be submitted at this meeting. We ask members to please attend this meeting. You will have an opportunity to make nominations and meet the nominees.


September 28, 2019, SaturdayProvidence Brigade Band

Heritage Day

Mark your calendars and Save the Date! The annual Heritage Day event is Saturday, September 28th, 10:00am – 3:00pm.

The Providence Brigade Band will once again serenade us! The RI Spinners Guild will be here to share their knowledge and wisdom on all things spinning and weaving. Kids colonial activities are always free! Take a tour of the Paine House Museum to view our collections including colonial period kitchen ware, clothing, quilts, musical items, railroad items, Civil War item and much, much more! View the Barn Loom in action (now stored in the house), check out the collection of tools and fire apparatus in the barn and visit the Tavern being recreated in the basement. And who can forget our six-seater out house? Ladies and children on the right, men to the left.

Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be available for sale. A yard sale is planned as well as a raffle.

Come sit under the trees and enjoy a day at historical Paine House Museum. We look forward to seeing you there.

Vendors can reserve their table space by contacting us through our Facebook Page or at info@westernrihistory.org  !


October 19, 2019, Saturday – SOLD OUT

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation

Take part in a paranormal investigation with the RISEUP team. Investigation is from 7pm-12am This is a great experience for everyone from experienced investigators to just the curious. The Paine House Museum, an historic home that dates back to the late 1600’s, has been a hub of paranormal activity. You will be under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team which has spent countless hours documenting this spirit treasure. Reserve your spots using the PayPal button below or call 401-623-0862. Participants must be 16 years or over. Space is limited to 8 participants per investigation.

**NOTE: Every RISEUP event date has a separate ‘Buy Now’ button. For a different event date, please scroll down this page to the date you wish to participate and select the ‘Buy Now’ option listed with that event date.  Thank you.


October 22, 2019. Tuesday

Membership meeting 6:30pm

Join us in The Paine House Museum for our monthly membership meeting.