Monday, October 18, 2021

Warren Walkabout & Historic House Marker Awards

This year we are proud to join the Historic House Marker presentation with the popular Warren Walkabout on Sunday, October 24 and Sunday, November 7 from 12-4 p.m. at the Historic Warren Armory.  We are awarding markers to the homeowners of the following properties:

Jeremiah Bowen House, ca. 1793 -- 92 Water Street

John Hoar House, ca. 1842 -- 50 Washington Street

John Hubbard House, ca. 1870 -- 43 Church Street

Allen & George Brown House, ca. 1853 -- 31 Federal Street

Jonathan Bowen House, ca. 1792 -- 49 Church Street

Alger-Maxwell House, ca. 1805-ca.1835 -- 262 Water Street

Samuel Brown House, ca. 1875 -- 27 Sowamsett Avenue

Please visit us at the Historic Warren Armory to view the house makers and to learn more about these beautiful historic properties.  The Armory will be open for tours and the Sowams Heritage Project will have two recently acquired paintings depicting Massasoit Ousamequin and the Pokanoket time settlement on display.  

Saturday, July 31, 2021

WACC Community Art Project--Warren History

The Warren Arts and Culture Commission is hosting a community art project this summer and is asking local (Warren) artists to complete one-foot square paintings inspired by the history of Warren, RI. The painted wood panels will cover the north side of this structure at Burr's Hill Park/Warren Town Beach.

The theme of the art project is our town's multi-layered history--maritime and shipbuilding, manufacturing, commercial and agricultural. Celebrate Warren's citizens past & present...from the indigenous peoples who called Sowams home, to the colonial era, shipbuilders and millworkers, farmers and summer residents, and to all of us who call Warren home today.  



Visit the Discover Warren website to view shopping, dining and historical venues or stop by DISH boutique at 155 Water Street and pick-up a walking map of historic Warren. Take a walk through our historic district and check out our Historic Site Markers and our historic architecture.  

Click on the following links for history and images from Warren's past. 

Warren 250th Anniversary Book (comprensive history of Warren with images and maps)

Historic Warren (website contains links to Warren historic organizations

Sowams Heritage Area (information about Sowams and Warren's indigenous past)

Follow Warren Preservation Society on Facebook and Instagram and browse our past posts to see a variety of historic images.  

Participants can pick up art kits on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 from 11-5 at The Collaborative, 498 Main Street, Warren RI.  Completed pieces are to be returned to the gallery Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15.  

All ages are welcome! Art must be original and be appropriate for all ages.  The finished artwork will be installed over Labor Day Weekend.  

Monday, June 28, 2021

Luminous Coasts: The Life and Works of Henry N. Cady (1849-1935)

Painting, Photography, Illustrations, Children's Literature, Research and Education

Created on behalf of George Hail Free Library in association with the Warren Preservation Society and Massasoit Historical Society

This exhibit is made possible through major funding support from he Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.