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!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Warren to host the RI Statewide Preservation Conference on April 26th, 2014

The Warren Preservation Society is proud to announce that Warren is the host community for the 29th Annual RI State Preservation Conference.  This all day event will take place on Saturday, April 26th, beginning at 9:00 am at the Baptist Church in Warren and ending at 5:00 pm with a closing reception at Warren Armory.
The day is divided into three sessions of lectures and discussions on various preservation efforts in Warren.  There are also tours--bike tours, boat tours, and walking tours--that highlight Warren's cultural, historical and natural assets.  Several of our WPS members are leading sessions and tours throughout the conference.
The conference agenda and registration form are available at
There are also conference programs available at George Hail Library, Warren Town Hall, Delekta Pharmacy, Coffee Depot, Dish, the Wooden Midshipman and other Warren businesses. 
Please register by April 12th to reserve your space--several popular sessions and tours are already filled. Registration is also available the morning of the conference from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. at the Baptist Church of Warren, 407 Main Street. The registration fee is $40.00, which includes lunch.
At our March meeting at Simply Devine, WPS welcomed Sarah Zurier of the RI State Historical and Heritage Commission as our guest of honor.   She gave our members information about the upcoming conference and we were pleased to officially welcome her to Warren at such a special venue.
WPS is hoping to encourage as many of our members and friends as possible to attend the conference on Saturday, April 26th.   If you have any question about the event, please email