Helen Hersh Tjader Tells the Untold Story of Sowams in East Providence

Sowams Heritage Area Team Member Helen Hersh Tjader presented a one-hour talk on “Sowams – The Untold Story” at the East Providence Public Library. Emphasizing the wonderful natural resources of the land and water in the area, Helen told the story of how the land has been transformed into the communities we see today. She went on to make the case for establishing a Sowams Heritage Area as a way of preserving what we still have from the time when the Pokanoket Tribe occupied the land under Chief Massasoit. Click here for a one-hour video of Helen’s talk and the question and answer session that followed.

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