Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall General Meeting & Historic House Marker Presentation Ceremony

Warren Preservation Society Fall General Meeting & Historic Marker Presentation Ceremony
Thursday, September 18th
Methodist Church
Fellowship hall, 25 Church St, Warren
6:00 PM – Potluck Supper
7:00 PM – General Meeting with Dessert and Coffee
7:15 PM – Historic Marker Presentation 
The following properties will be awarded historic markers:
976 Main Street, Clarence & Marie Seymour House, 1880
11 Jefferson Street, Warren Artillery Armory, 1843
42 Baker Street, Narragansett Steam Engine Co., 1846
17 Church Street, Nellie Easterbrook House, 1760
299 Main Street, Jeremiah Rogers House, 1792
160 Water Street, Bliss House, 1792
We hope you can join us to share in the recognition of these historic properties.
Thank you so much for your continued participation and support.

Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting and Elections

The 2014 WPS Annual Meeting with Elections was  held on Thursday, June 19th at the Methodist Church, Church Street, Warren.

The following candidates were elected to the WPS Board for the 2014-2015 term:

Eileen Collins--President
Gretchen Ruebner--Vice-President
Nick Heywood--Secretary
Tony Guida--Treasurer

Keri Cronin--Trustee
Nathan Arndt--Trustee
Doug Hinman--Trustee
David Wescott--Trustee
Darby Pontes--Trustee
Wendy Farr--Trustee

Following the meeting and elections there was a showing of the Oral History Project film: "Stories of the Silent Generation."

Many thanks to all the members and guests that attended the meeting.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

WPS and the RI State Preservation Conference--Heirloom State of Mind

The Randall House at 31 Baker Street was a featured during the RI State Preservation Conference which was hosted in Warren on April 26, 2014.  In a session entitled "Gardening in an Heirloom State of Mind", New England garden authority Roger B. Swain discussed the past and present cultivation of produce and emphasized the strong connection between preservation and sustainability.

The session concluded with a visit to the Randall House where garden designer Christine Lichatz and WPS President Eileen Collins revealed plans to create a low maintenance, sustainable period garden.

The Warren Preservation Society would like to thank Roger B. Swain and Christine Lichatz for their presentations, and also the many attendees of the conference who were able to share in our on-going plans for the restoration of this historic property. The restoration of the gardens at the Randall House is currently under way...we will keep you posted on our progress!