Thank you to the crowd who attended our historic unveiling of sculptures carefully handcrafted by Darren Cooney, commissioned by our group several years ago. This painstaking process is described fully on our Facebook page under East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society of East Greenwich, RI, our 501c3, not-for-profit organization. Please find us there and "Like" our page to receive updates! Thank you for your support!
“A picture is worth a thousand words” aptly describes the approach which Joseph Coduri uses to make a pictorial presentation of railroad stations in Rhode Island in his new book. And what better vehicle with which to take this rail journey down memory lane than the picture post card. Coduri will provide us with a nostalgic and visual ride along the railroads which operated in Rhode Island. Joseph E. Coduri retired in 2013 after a 45-year career in State service, as a Supervisor of Local Government Assistance for the State of Rhode Island. Joe has been collecting post cards of Rhode Island for the past 35 years and since 1988 he has chaired or co-chaired the very successful Annual Exhibit & Show of the Rhode Island Post Card Club. Joe and his wife Joan reside in Warwick.
The meeting begins at 6:30 PM with a potluck supper at the Old Jail at 110 King Street. The program begins at 7:30 PM. Sue Curado will take your call at 884-4643 to indicate your preference of contribution towards the meal and to reserve your seat. Or you may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come meet and greet your friends!
June 20: Virginia Williams on the history of octagonal shaped houses in Rhode Island.
No meetings are held during the Summer months of July and August.
During 2017 the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society will celebrate its 50th year! Please stay tuned for exciting information on programs and events. If you would be interested on serving on a committee to help plan these events and programs, please contact Marlene Haglund-Hatch at
401-886-4493 by June 30. Thank you
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Please feel welcome to join our East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society. Here is our Membership form. You may bring the completed form and our nominal membership fee to our next meeting or you may mail it to our address at: 110 King Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818. Thank You
Simply please Print and mail with your check for $20 Annual Membership fee to: EGHPS, 110 King Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818
History of the
East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society
When the Colonel Micah Whitmarsh House (the Brick House) on Main Street, East Greenwich, was to be razed to make way for a parking lot, a number of the townsfolk foresaw what the future might hold. Already the Old Town Hall had disappeared and a number of lovely old houses had been demolished to make way for the nondescript purposes. The whole character of the town was going to change if this continued.
In 1967 the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society was formed, primarily to acquire and save the Brick House. The building was refurbished, financed with money obtained from dues, donations, grants and bank loans, and became a working asset of the town.
In 1969 the "Olde Gaol" or "Old Jail" on King Street was scheduled to be torn down or moved to change the traffic pattern on Water Street. The Society rallied in support of the Jail, purchased the structure and it remains on its original site as the Society's headquarters.
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