Dr. Reuben Mason House
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Job Armstrong Store
CHECK THE CALENDAR!
See our Calendar page for the latest
events and meetings.
The Glocester Heritage Society extends a thank you to the
Champlin Foundation for
awarding us a grant to upgrade our headquarters located at 1181 Putnam Pike in Chepachet
and create a walkway to the URI Master Gardeners 1800's era Kitchen Garden.
Special thanks to Contractor Vin Lepore for offering his time, labor and equipment to dig out
the walkway and lay the stone donated by Greg Murray owner of Chepachet Hardware
on Putnam Pike. Jason Theroux of Sensible Artistry will design and install a decorative arbor
and picket fencing that will complete the grant project.
We invite members of the community to visit us at the Job Armstrong Store on Saturday afternoons from
12 to 3 to view the completed project and visit us at the store.
Thank you to Bill Brown and Charlie Wilson for spearheading the project
and coordinating the work on the site.
West of the Seven Mile Line
A History of Glocester (Episode 1)
NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
Three years in the making, this documentary covers over 300 years of history and tells the story of the
native people and early settlers. It describes the area when it was just a wild land called the Outlands or the land "West of the Seven Mile Line" and how it evolved into a thriving center of commerce when the
Great Country Road was built (Rt. 44). It shows how the people were affected during the Revolutionary War and how the eyes of the world were on
Chepachet during the Dorr Rebellion. It also takes an in-depth tour through the villages of Glocester. Written and produced by Betty and Carlo Mencucci, Log Cabin Studios.
Purchase your copy at GHS today!
Email for purchase information
Organized in 1967 -- The purpose of the Society shall be to identify, acquire, hold, arrange, restore, maintain, and preserve for posterity buildings,
tracts of land and objects of historical, educational, architectural, cultural and other similar interests of outstanding value within the Town of Glocester, RI.
History is identity. It is our historic heritage that defines Glocester as a unique place. The Glocester Heritage Society seeks to bring history alive!
The Society is headquartered at the Job Armstrong Store at 1181 Main Street in historic Chepachet, Rhode Island. Built about 1813, this building was
the largest of the thirteen dry goods and grocery stores operating during the early 1800's in Chepachet, with 4 to 5 clerks working full-time. The
building was purchased by the Glocester Heritage Society in 1971 and was gradually restored. It now includes a Visitor Center and welcomes the public to all meetings. Historic and genealogical researchers by appointment only. Call 568-8967.
Please browse our web site to learn more about the Society and its activities, projects, and special events.
THE JOB ARMSTRONG STORE IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please contact GHS President Marie Sweet at 401-568-7347 or GHS Archivist Edna Kent at 401-568-8967 to make arrangements.
Exhibits and Phetteplace Scrapbooks: 1st floor
Reading Room & Archives: 2nd floor
We sell books, cards, note paper, 1790 maps, cups, shirts, bags, elephant and Dorr Rebellion items.