May 23, 2018

East Providence Historical Society 50th Anniversary Year


“2nd Sunday” Spring Open Houses

April 9 and May 14
1:00 - 3:30pm

John Hunt Museum - 65 Hunts Mills Road - 02916

“Hikes”: meet Ernie Germani of the EP Conservation Com. at the gazebo -1:30
Annual Herring Run at the fish ladder/ Herring Rock
“Talks and Walks” - Master Gardener Programs - in the gardens - 2:30
April - free soil sample testing /free seeds : May - free plants for mothers

Exhibit: “Hunt’s Mills: A 100 Year Retrospective Through the Lens of a Camera”

From 1895 - 1925, Hunt’s Mills was the most famous area in the Rumford section of East Prov. mainly because of the amusement park built by the Rumford Baking Powder Com-pany for its employees but also because of the natural beauty of the site with the falls, rapids, and the Ten Mile River which encloses the property. It was said to be the most painted and photographed site in the entire area in the early 1900s and some of those pro-fessional photographs/ postcards are in the Hunt House collection. This spring the muse-um highlights those photos/ postcards and features them along side the work of six local amateur photographers who capture Hunt’s wildlife and beauty today.

General Meeting - April 24 -7pm
Weaver Library - 41 Grove Avenue 02914

Atwater - Donnelly Duo:

“Music Of The Blackstone”

In the second of three programs about the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor, the EPHS and the Weaver Library present a free family concert of folk music performed by Atwater- Donnelly, one of the area’s most celebrated duos. Their spirited renditions of our folk heritage are done with great humor and encourage audience participation. Be-tween them, Aubrey and Elwood play guitar, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, harmonica, and limberjack with a good bit of clogging thrown in for good measure. Please join us for an evening of family fun and song.

The EPHS is a volunteer organization in its 50th year dedicated to the preservation of lo-cal history. We maintain the c.1751 John Hunt House Museum/ genealogy library at 65 Hunts Mills Road in the Hunts Mills Local Historic District, participate in the URI Master Gardening program, and provide educational programs open to the public. For more information visit or call 438-1750


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