Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Historic House Marker Presentation Ceremony

Eleven historic markers were awarded at our March 16th meeting.  

Thank you to everyone who made this event a success!
Home owners pose with their new "plaques" on Thursday evening.

The following properties were recognized with historic house markers: 

97 Child Street – William Cole House, c. 1844
68 King Street – Susie M. Drown, 1906
307 Main Street – Louisa Paquin House, 1899
24 Broad Street – Benjamin Cranston House, c. 1834
16 School Street – St. Mark’s Chapel, 1860s
22 Liberty Street – Jeremiah Child House, c.1769
47 Cutler Street – Ella S. Parker House, 1902
47 Broad Street – Rufus Barton House, c. 1783
51 Broad Street – Sally Vance House, c. 1842
19 Washington Street – George T. Gardner House, 1850
20 Lyndon Street – John J. Bickner House, c. 1833
Thank you to our research committee--Doug Hinman, David Gaskill and Kristin MacDonald--for their hard work and dedication.  Follow the link below to see a video of the historic house marker presentation ceremony (video courtesy of David Weed).


As always, thank you to our members for their support and participation in our events!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017



A meeting of the RI Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (RI MPCPMP) was held on Friday, January 27th at Imago Foundation for the Arts.  Warren, Bristol, Newport and Providence are the four Rhode Island communities that are working to increase local awareness of Rhode Island's role in the transatlantic slave trade. 

 The Warren Middle Passage Project committee, headed by WPS members Pat Mues and Sarah Weed, will present a narrative on the men, women and children of Warren who were enslaved and indentured, following them and their descendants using primary documents.  The presentation, which will be open to the community, is being planned for May 2017.
For more information on the RI MPCPMP please visit their website:
Left to Right--Peter Fay, Victoria Johnson, Derry Riding, Shana Weinberg, Judy Beckman, Emily Kubler, Bob Dilworth, Pat Mues, Sarah Weed, Claire Andrade Watkins and Charles Roberts.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Annual Holiday Party

The Warren Preservation Society invites you to Celebrate the Season!

Join us on Thursday, December 15th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. 


The Parish House, 16 School Street, Warren.


Please bring an appetizer to share.

Drinks and Dessert courtesy of WPS.
Invitation is open to WPS members and guests.
Thank you for your support and participation!
New members always welcome.