The society was incorporated under the laws of the State or Rhode Island as stated in the articles of association for the purpose of gathering and preserving historical materials relating to western Rhode Island and also to promote the social and cultural life of the area. Over the years, our collection has grown due to the generosity of current and past members. There is a wealth of information about many of the communities in western Rhode Island, as well as various items for furniture, quilts, clothing, and military items.
We are consolidating our regional databases into a single repository. This will allow us to better present regional data alongside our projects and specifically the library materials, papers, photos, and postcards that we would like to get back to their descendants.
Society: Western Rhode Island Historical