Wednesday, December 6, 2023

2023 Annual Fund and Holiday Party!

It's the Holiday Season! Time for our Annual Fund Drive and our annual Membership Holiday Party.

Our Annual WPS Member Holiday Party is Thursday, December 14 at the Parish House, 16 School Street.

Please bring an appetizer to share!

Please Consider Making a Meaningful contribution to our Annual Fund Drive

Your donation helps us plan for next years projects and allows us to fulfill our mission to preserve our historic resources, advocate for the future of our historic district and educate the public about our history and culture. 

This years programs and projects include:

Recognized the following properties with historic markers at the Warren Walkabout: George Cole House, ca.1855 (18 Cole Street), James & Ann Capper House, ca.1871 (164 Water Street), Frank Debeault House, ca.1883 (196 Water Street), Mary & Margaret Quirk House, ca.1924 (15 Wheaton Street), and James Leeson House, ca.1916 (34 Coomer Avenue).
Hosted a joint Annual Meeting and presentation with the Massasoit Historical Association at the Maxwell House entitled “Protecting and Preserving Warren’s Natural Landscape,” featuring Rock Singewald from the Warren Land Conservation Trust and Chuck Staton from the Warren Tree Commission. A donation was presented to each organization to recognize their contributions to tree planting and preservation of open space in Warren.
Collaborated with the Warren Heritage Foundation (WHF) and the Massasoit Historical Association to retain legal counsel to prevent the demolition of the historic buildings at 119 & 113 Water Street. WPS actively supported the community-led “Save Water Street” group whose efforts influenced the Warren Planning Board’s decision to reject the developer’s application and preserve the historic scale of Water Street.
Developed a new Warren Historic Sites map that showcases 20 Warren historic sites and 10 historic markers. Partially funded by a RI State Legislative Grant, Discover Newport and WHF, the map will be distributed throughout Warren and at the Newport Visitor Center.  

Thank you for your support and participation!  


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