Welcome to the new home of the Warwick Historical Society!
The John Waterman Arnold House c.1785
In May 1965 The Historical Society took official possession of the house after purchasing it from Mr. and Mrs. Frank Aldrich and Mrs. Harold Scott. In 1972 The Arnold House was placed on the National Register of Historic Homes. The house is filled with period artifacts, pictures, maps, and genealogy records. The House was completely restored in 2007 for all to enjoy. Stop in and have a look!
To procure and preserve whatever relates to the topography, antiquity and natural, civil and ecclesiastical history of the City of Warwick, State of Rhode Island. The Society serves to enrich its members and the citizens of Warwick by contributing to the preservation of its heritage and to the dissemination of knowledge relating to the historical background of the city. The Society shall collect, preserve and display artifacts, pertaining to the city of Warwick and shall be an advocate for the preservation of buildings and sites that are of historical and archaeological significance.
Jan 20th at 7 pm at the Warwick Library, Quahogs and Carousels. We will present a slideshow with audio of the glory days of Rocky Point and Oakland Beach Amusement Parks. All are welcome. Reprints of postcards will be available for sale.
We are proud to announce that three members of the Warwick Historical Society have been appointed to the board of directors and as officers of the Alliance of Rhode Island Historical Associations (ARIHA) for the 2014 / 2015 fiscal year. They are:
Laurie Tapozada President
Trish Harmon Vice President
Bob Chorney Treasurer
"...a fabulous wealth of information, they can or will find an answer to any possible questions about Warwick..."Brian S. - Review from Yelp.com
"Amazing group of historians! The work and effort everyone puts in is amazing!8CH Thank you for keeping Warwick's history alive for all to enjoy!"
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