Thank you for visiting our website. We have been an active organization for over forty years, committed to the preservation of Charlestown's history and its presentation to the public.
The Charlestown Historical Society has been strengthened with new active members who have committed their time and their own special talents and expertise to our endeavors. They have been busy volunteering with programming, research, maintaining our Schoolhouse property at the Cross Mills Library and organizing and cataloging our archives and collections.
We are now in the process of constructing a permanent multi-purpose building to house our collections and provide exhibitions for the public. This building will also serve as a center for events and research. All of Charlestown's historic villages (Carolina, Cross Mills, Kenyon, Shannock, and Quonochontaug) as well as Charlestown's Native American heritage will be represented in this new home.
Charlestown has a rich history which we can all be proud of and its preservation is extremely important. We look forward to serving the community and encourage your participation.
We hope you will consider becoming a member of the Charlestown Historical Society. A membership application is located on the Support page. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, we look to the community for support and volunteerism.
Charlestown Historical Society
P.O. Box 100
4417B Old Post Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
Header photo is from a late 1800's postcard and shows the view looking east from near the current intersection of Town Dock Road and Old Post Road.
Opening May 27th
Fridays: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Saturdays: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Also by Appointment
641-1952 or 364-3935
We are a non-profit organization and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to support us, please check out the Support page for more information.
Check out our Events page to find out what events we will be organizing in the near future.