<H1>Cranston Historical Society</H1>

Protecting and preserving the Past for Cranston's Future

Incorporated May 26, 1949

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1351 Cranston Street

Joy Homestead

156 Scituate Avenue

Preserving the Past for Cranston's Future

Incorporated May 26, 1949

The purpose of the creation of the Cranston Historical Society in 1949 was for reviving and maintaining a lively interest in the history of Cranston; to collect, store and on occasion exhibit books, papers photographs and other incunabula relative to early Cranston, to foster in the minds and hearts of Cranston residents and citizens an appreciation and respect for the founders of the city in which they live and work. To work toward the erection of a museum in which these objects of antiquity may be stored.

Upcoming meetings at the Sprague Mansion
March 18,2003 Talk about Blithewold Eric Hertfelder
April 15,2003 What was so Dark about the Dark Ages? Amy Remesnynder
May 20,2003 To be announced
June 17,2003 Society Picnic and Member of the Year award
These meetings are held at the Sprague Mansion at 7:30 PM. Everyone who is interested may attend at no charge. We have a large parking lot behind the mansion. Refreshments are served after the meeting.
The Mansion is now handicapped accessible to the first floor.


JOIN US New members are always welcome to join the Cranston Historical Society. We have no paid employees and are solely dependant upon our volunteers and members to support the Mansion and Joy Homestead programs and events. There is much to do and everyone is welcome to help. Print this coupon

Do you have any pictures or stories of people from Cranston? The Cranston Historical Society would like to make copies of them for our files to share with others. We accept donations of any items of Cranston. Any donation is tax deductible and very much appreciated.

Questions, comments or suggestions? Email
  Lydia Rapoza webmaster of Governor Sprague Mansion.
Our archive collection is always open to the public at no charge. Call for an appointment. 401.944-9226.
If you have any thing of Cranston's past, no matter what and would like to share it us please call the mansion.
. Please help us preserve the past for Cranston's future.

A page of links to our friends in  historical preservation and Rhode Island history

The Cranston Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following:

The historic Cranston Print Works, the oldest continuous textile printer in the United States, has always been a good friend and neighbor to the Cranston Historical Society


The Cranston Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational and historic preservation organization. The Cranston Historical Society is categorized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and membership donations and other contributions are deductible for Federal income tax purposes to the extent permitted by law
Write to us at the Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston St, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920.


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