February 25, 2020

East Providence Historical Society News


“2nd Sunday” Fall Open Houses
Sept 8 / Oct 13 / Nov 10 / Dec 8
1:00 - 3:30 pm

John Hunt Museum - 65 Hunts Mills Road - 02916

“ Hikes At Hunt’s”- 1:30 at the Gazebo
Master Gardener “Show and Tell”- 2:30 in the gardens Sept. and Oct.

The EPHS, the URI Master Gardeners, the Ten Mile River Watershed Group and the EP Conservation Commission begin their Fall season collaboration at Hunt’s with new ex-hibits in the John Hunt house, the tremendously popular “Hikes at Hunt’s” with Ernie Germani, answers and tips for gardeners and information about the river and its place in EP history. Come enjoy a family experience here at Hunt’s Mills: history/ hiking/ herons/ herring and so much more. If you enjoy early map reading, visit the new Ed Center to mark the progression of Rehoboth becoming East Providence.The EP yearbooks are handy there for you to show your children/ grandchildren a class photo or two.

Public Meeting: Monday - September 23 - Weaver Library
41 Grove Avenue 02914 - Presentation at 7pm - refreshments before the meeting

Jeremy D’Entrement : “A Lighthouse is Much More than a Beacon”

Last October, EP’s own Pomham Lighthouse received the RI State Preservation Award for historic restoration. In celebration of this prestigious award, we wel-come Jeremy D’Entrement, the leading authority on NE lighthouses. Jeremy is the author/co-author of more than 20 books including “The Lighthouses of RI” and has appeared on the History Channel, the Travel Channel, Public Television and National Public Radio speaking about lighthouses and related topics. His presentations focus on the rich human history of the keepers and their families, using historic images and recent photos as well as video and audio clips.
In May 2019, Jeremy was honored with the “Keeper of the Light” award by the American Lighthouse Foundation. You can find his extensive biography at:

The EPHS is a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of local history. We are located at the 1751 John Hunt House Museum in the Hunts Mills Local Historic District, maintain a URI Master Gardening program, and provide educational programs open to the public. For more information visit info@ephist.org or call 401-438-1750


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