September 2018

Sowams Heritage Area featured at Watchemoket Square Day in East Providence

The Sowams Heritage Area was one of three featured subjects at the annual Watchemoket Square Day event at Tockwotton on the Waterfront in East Providence on September 30, 2018. Project Coordinator Dr. David Weed presented a brief overview of the Sowams Heritage Area with a focus on the development of India Point in Providence and Bold […]

17th Century Bristol the subject of a Historical & Preservation Society Drop-in

The Bristol Historical & Preservation Society held a two-hour drop-in event on the 17th century at the Society headquarters at 48 Court Street in Bristol on September 29, 2018. Former Bristol resident Harold Crowley drove down from Quincy to attend the drop-in and learn some of the American Aboriginal history around the Bristol Narrows where he […]

Lisa Brooks presents a New History of King Philip’s War at the Carpenter Museum in Rehoboth, MA

Lisa Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College gave a talk on her recently published book, Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War at the Carpenter Museum in Rehoboth, MA. The book recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the “First Indian War” (later named King […]

Dr. Weed presents Sowams at a Bristol Historical & Preservation Society program

Dr. David Weed, coordinator of the Sowams Heritage Area Project, presented at an event organized by the Bristol Historical & Preservation Society at the Historic Statehouse building on September 24, 2018. Dr. weed began the presentation by talking about Massasoit Osamequin who welcomed the Pilgrims and kept a peace treaty for over fifty years. He went […]

Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe joins the Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy Annual Event

Members of the Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe joined the Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy Annual Event on September 22, 2018 to help recognize the important role that the Hill played in the lives of indigenous people who occupied that land for thousands of years. Raymond “Two Hawks” Watson spoke at the event, saying “So Miantanomi came up here […]

Van Edwards leads a tour of historic Jennys Lane in Barrington

Dr. Burton Van Edwards, visiting lecturer at Bridgewater State University and Bryant University, conducted a tour of Mathewson Road and Jenny’s Lane in Barrington, RI on September 15, 2018 for the Barrington Preservation Society. He began with some of the early history of the town and went on to describe the legacy of Allen C. Mathewson […]

Sowams Heritage Area Project launched at Hunts Mill

East Providence Historical Society Co-chair Nancy Moore helped to launch the Sowams Heritage Area as a new preservation effort designed to identify the vestiges of the 17th century in eight communities. Project Coordinator David Weed welcomed about 25 people to the event held at the Hunt House Museum and outlined the goal of eventually developing […]

Sowams Heritage Area Featured at Swansea Harvest Fair

The Sowams Heritage Area Project was featured at the 65th Annual Christ Church Harvest Festival in Swansea Village on September 8, 2018, the day before the official launch of the project at the East Providence Historical Society headquarters at Hunt’s Mill Museum. Project Coordinator David Weed was invited by Church member and George Hail (Warren) […]