Warren-Barrington Rotary learns about the Sowams Heritage Area Project

Members of the Warren-Barrington Rotary Club heard a presentation on the Sowams Heritage Area Project by Coordinator Dave Weed on May 28, 2019 at the Hometown Tavern where the group meets. Weed described how he became interested in learning about the local 17th century history of the area from Bristol to Providence and developed an extensive web site at www.SowamsHeritageArea.org. He explained his plans to create a National Heritage Area that would include over fifty locations that give evidence of that history, including the history of the Pokanoket Tribe that continue to live in the place once occupied by the Massasoit Osamequin who met the Pilgrims in 1621 and ensured their survival through a treaty that lasted half a century. The group expressed their interest in supporting the project in the next few years to ensure that others also learn this history. Click here for a 45-minute video of the presentation.

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