What a Sowams Heritage Area could look like

The Sowams Heritage Area was envisioned by Barrington, RI resident Helen Trader in 2014 as a way to honor the Pokanoket Tribe who has resided here for the past 12,000 years and to better protect that land that remains today. That vision has evolved into a project that spans eight communities and connects over fifty locations that illuminate the 17th century evolution from Native to colonial occupation. A three-minute video was produced to illuminate how a National Heritage Area designation might serve to raise awareness of the unique history of the region and to help preserve its remaining beauty. Anyone with an interest in becoming involved in the project is urged to contact Project Coordinator David Weed at drweed@cox.net to learn how to become involved in supporting the project.

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