June 2018

Davison Bolster tells children about Massasoit at Burr's Hill Park

Local historian Davison Bolster spoke to about thirty children at the Warren Recreation Department summer program at Burr’s Hll Park in Warren, RI. The Park is the location where over 600 items taken from 42 Aboriginal graves in 1913 were re-interred in May of 2017. Bolster talked about how American Aboriginal people lived and how […]

Nancy & Carl Ferreira Connect with the Pokanoket Tribe

Nancy Fallon and Carl Ferreira, seen here at Colt State Park in Bristol, RI, with Sowams Heritage Area Coordinator Dave Weed, have been getting to know members of the Pokanoket Tribe and recently participated in the annual Strawberry Festival on the grounds of Mt. Hope Farm in Bristol. Carl is also interested in Aboriginal stone […]

First 17th Century MeetUp Gathers at the Roger Williams Memorial

Rev. Dr. Charles Hartman gave a 45-minute presentation on Roger Williams at the Roger Williams Memorial on North Main Street in Providence on June 24, 2018. The presentation was the first in the 17th Century Rhode Island MeetUp events scheduled for the summer of 2018.  He described how Williams left England in 1630 came initially to Boston, Plymouth and Salem […]

Plans for Plymouth 400 events outlined

  Plymouth 400 Executive Director Michelle Pecoraro and Program Manager Cheryl Soares held an event at the Plymouth Public Library on June 23rd to outline the upcoming events planned for the celebration of the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620. They are recruiting volunteers for a series of events that will take place between now […]

East Providence Historical Commission gets an update on Sowams

Members of the East Providence Historical Commission invited Dr. Weed to a meeting to receive an update on the Sowams Heritage Area Project, including plans for a launch event on September 9th at the John Hunt House headquarters of the East Providence Historical Society. A planning meeting for that event will be scheduled for late […]

The Warren Preservation Society receives an update on the Sowams Project

  Warren Preservation Society President Eileen Collins introduced Dr. David Weed, Coordinator of the Sowams Heritage Area Project, who then described the project to about thirty members of the Society at their June quarterly meeting. It was a chance to update the group about the project since Helen Hersh Tjader first described the project at […]