Sowams Project awarded a RI THRIVE grant

Thanks to an allocation from the State of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities (RICH) announced the inaugural awardees of the THRIVE general operating support grantmaking program. THRIVE provides funding for small cultural heritage organizations and local historical and preservation societies that support and strengthen Rhode Island’s many diverse, dynamic communities. In […]

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Sowams Project leaders meet with Palmer River advocates in Rehoboth

Rock Singewald (pictured right) and Dave Weed (not pictured) of the Sowams Heritage Area Project Steering Committee met with (left to right) Dan Lanier and Carol Entin of the Rehoboth Land Trust, Whole Rivers Program Director Otter Brown, and Friends of the Palmer River President Katy Rourke Wilson on February 29, 2024 to consider the […]

Pokanokets acknowledged at Historic New England conference in Providence

The Pokanoket Tribe was included in a list of tribes acknowledged by Danikah Chartier, a member of the Abenaki Tribe and a staff member of Historic New England, at the opening of the Historic New England Summit held in Providence on November 2nd and 3rd, 2023, at the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium. Her land acknowledgement begins […]

East Providence Cultural Center proposed for Hunt's Mills historical location

East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva led a public workshop on October 16, 2023 at City Hall to solicit opinions for a proposed East Providence Cultural Center to be built at Hunt’s Mills with amenities that include a reception area, presentation space, exhibit areas, bathrooms and a conference room. Sowams Heritage Area Project Coordinator Dr. David […]

Sowams Project tables at Narragansett Bay Estuary Conference at RWU

In addition to their human inhabitants, the watersheds and estuaries in Sowams are home to a stunning array of wildlife. Many of these species are commercially and culturally important; some are regionally or federally threatened; and, all have ecological and intrinsic value. The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program sponsored its second annual day-long conference at Roger Williams University in […]