Job Armstrong Store - Chepachet, RI

Glocester Heritage Society

 

 

 

 

Welcome

BULLETIN BOARD

GRANT WRITER WANTED!
The Society is looking for someone
who can write grant proposals.
Please call 568-8967 if interested.

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Learn about the Chepachet Meeting House and the Chepachet Free Will Baptist Church in the Dorr Rebellion!
Courtesy of Chepachet
Free Will Baptist Church
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RESTORATION FUND
ENDOWMENT FUND

Dr. Reuben Mason House

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
info@glocesterheritagesociety.org


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
Thursdays & Saturdays
from 11:00am to 2:00pm
(weather permitting)

January - February - March
Store open by appointment only - call 568-8967.

Exhibits and Phetteplace Scrapbooks
1st floor

Reading Room & Archives (by appointment)
2nd floor

We sell books, cards, note paper, 1790 maps, cups, shirts, bags, elephant and Dorr Rebellion items. Our famous cookbook, "Taste of Glocester," is in its 6th printing and is available for $24.95.

Glocester Historian on duty most Saturdays.
Fill-in volunteers are welcome!

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PROJECTS:
Endowment Fund | Dr. Reuben Mason House | Evans School House

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1181 Main Street PO Box 269 Chepachet, RI 02814

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