April 15, 2024

Seekonk Fire Museum

2022 Year in Review and 2023 Monthly Hours of Operation

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Seekonk Fire Museum 2023 Monthly Opening Dates from 10AM to Noon:

  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September: 16

The Seekonk Fire Museum/Central Volunteer Fire Association: Fire Co. 3 - 2022 year in review:

The museum opened from April through September and each year one of the exhibit rooms is dedicated annually in memory of a Seekonk Fire Dept. member. Chief David Bowden was honored with memorabilia of Chief’s long time history and dedication to the CVFA as well as his commitment to community service.

A new addition to the Museum was the Wall of Honor dedicated to the history of the three original Seekonk Fire Stations and their members. A portion of the wall is also dedicated to the Central 6, six members of the CVFA who were killed in World War II. The Central 6 Memorial Garden at the museum was updated in the spring and now includes a plaque donated by family and friends in memory of Edmund Korkuc our most senior member who passed away in March of 2022.

The museum members and our 1953 Maxim antique fire engine participated throughout the year in numerous parades and events including the annual Seekonk Memorial Day Parade, the Library Pre-School program’s annual visit to the museum. Fire Chief Sandra Lowery and Police Chief Dean Isabella also attended the event. Participation in the annual Warwick, RI Gaspee Days Parade took place in June.

In August Seekonk’s Police National Night Out was hosted at the Seekonk Safety Complex. The annual CVFA outing took place, highlighted by the presentation of the Warren N. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship that was awarded to Gina Carpenter. Gina attends Boston University and is the daughter of Joe Carpenter and Renee Lambert and granddaughter of CVFA members Warren S. and Margaret Carpenter. The scholarship is in memory of Deputy Chief Carpenter and was presented to Gina by the Deputy Chief’s daughter Kerri Carpenter-Cosgrove and fellow CVFA member Rich George, who are the Chairpersons of the scholarship.

The months of October, November and December were a busy off season for the museum. Seekonk Celebrates, and the Seekonk Fire Dept hosted their annual open house at the Seekonk Safety Complex as well. A very special event in Riverside, RI took place in October to honor the memory Edmund Korkuc. Ed was also the Manager of the Rhode Island Big League All Star baseball team that advanced to the Big League World Series in 1978 in Florida. Seekonk had four players represented on the team and three members from Seekonk were in attendance, Chris Lima, Gary Najas and Joe Sousa. Glenn Larrabee was also a teammate from Seekonk. A plaque honoring the team that finished seventh in the world was unveiled at the Ron Silva Baseball Complex.

Our honorable military Veterans were once again aboard the Maxim for the annual Seekonk rolling Veterans Day Parade. Santa arrived in December at the Seekonk Little League complex with his Elves and helpers and completed his Seekonk visit with an annual rolling Christmas ride to visit the students at Martin and Aitken Schools the week before Christmas.

Highlights upcoming in 2023!
The Seekonk Fire Museum is honored to be chosen to host attendees of the Society for the Preservation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America on Friday July 14th. The national event is July 11-15, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI in partnership with the Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society.

We thank you for the continued support of the Seekonk Fire Museum as we rely on your gracious donations to continue to honor and support the members and memories of Fire, Police and EMS departments throughout our country!

Donations are always appreciated and can be mailed to:
Central Volunteer Fire Association/Seekonk Fire Museum
211 Newman Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771

The CVFA is a 501c3 non-profit Association.












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