October 2021

Business forum makes the economic case for a Sowams Heritage Area

The Sowams Heritage Area Project, Inc. sponsored a Business Forum on the Economic Development Case for establishing a National Sowams Heritage Area held at the East Providence Public Library on October 27, 2021.Participants in the Forum included Blackstone Valley Tourism Council President Robert Billington, RI Tourism Director Mark Brodeur , and Kristen Adamo, Pres. & […]

Sowams paintings now displayed at the Barrington Library

Two paintings by artist Ruth Major were placed on display at the Barrington Public Library October 6, 2021. Sowams Sowams Heritage Area Project Coordinator Dr. David Weed and Recreation and Senior Services Director Michele Gousie Geremia stand next to one depicting the Massasoit Ousamequin and in front of the other depicting the the settlement where […]

Wampanoags visit the Bassetlaw Museum in Retford, England

Four members of the Wampanoag Tribe visited the Bassetlaw Museum in Retford, England in preparation for events from September 21-25, 2021 as part of the Museum’s Plymouth 400 celebration. In preparation for the visit, they constructed a wetu on the grounds of the Museum, the first time such a structure has ever been built in […]