July 2018

Dave Norton explores King Philip War sites

King Philip War historian and producer of the Discovering Historic New England TV9 cable news program in Seekonk, Dave Norton, revealed several sites in East Providence that Sowams Heritage Area Cooridnator Dave Weed did not know about. Based on research that Norton recently discovered, he was able to locate the place on the Seekonk River […]

Town representatives form initial Steering Committee

Representatives of seven of the eight participating communities in the Sowams Heritage Area Project met for the first time to talk about the upcoming launch event in September. People from Bristol, Barrington, East Providence, Providence, Seekonk, Swansea, and Warren convened at the Barrington Public Library to discuss strategies for making a public announcement about the […]

Pokanoket Tribe members tell campers about their history

Members of the Pokanoket Tribe, led by Sagamore William Guy, told campers from Camp Wetu at Mount Hope Farm about their history and culture at an hour-long session at Potumtuk during theirĀ “Time Travel” week. Tribe members introduced themselves and offered a prayer in their native language before relating their history. After looking over some of […]

Carolyn Westgate invites Pokanoket Women to Teach Bead Work

Roger Williams University senior, Carolyn Westgate, invited Starlight and BlueShell of the Pokanoket Tribe to teach bead work to campers at Camp Wetu at Mount Hope Farm. Carolyn has worked with the tribe for several years and is familiar with the many things that the Tribe can teach her campers. Carolyn plans to concentrate on […]

Sowams Project Team Members Greg Spiess and Carl Ferreira meet

Carl Ferreira of Bristol and Greg Spiess of Warren had a chance to meet each other face-to-face for the first time at the Coffee Depot in Warren. Both Sowams Heritage Area Project Team Members have been working on different aspects of the project but hadn’t had a chance ot meet in person until today. Carl […]