Job Armstrong Store - Chepachet, RI

Glocester Heritage Society

 

 

 

 

Welcome

 

BULLETIN BOARD

GHS NEWSLETTER
Winter 2019
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Glocester
Heritage Gardens

Glocester Heritage Gardens

Dr. Reuben Mason House
Medicinal Gardens
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Job Armstrong Store
Shopkeeper's Garden

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CHECK THE CALENDAR!
See our Calendar page for the latest
events and meetings.
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GRANT WRITER WANTED!
The Society is looking for someone
who can write grant proposals.
Please call 568-8967 if interested.

JOIN G.H.S. OR RENEW YOUR
MEMBERSHIP ONLINE!
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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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USE YOUR CREDIT CARD
TO DONATE ONLINE TO THE
RESTORATION FUND
ENDOWMENT FUND

Dr. Reuben Mason House

NOTICE: The meeting scheduled for Monday, February 15th is canceled due to sidewalk and weather conditions. The sidewalk is not cleared and is icy. The next meeting is March 15th at 2:00pm at Job Armstrong Store. Please call with any questions: 401-568-7347.

Glocester Heritage Society Update — February 2021

Thank you to everyone for continuing your membership and we welcome our new members.

Nominations and Election of Officers for 2021/2023 were held on January 18, 2021. Normally they are held in November; but due to COVID circumstances that meeting was postponed.

The Nominations Committee was appointed in November and consisted of Pam Waterman, Chris Sederbach and Stacy Swift. The Nominations presented at the January meeting were: President Marie Sweet, Vice President Bill Brown, Treasurer Charlie Wilson and Corresponding Secretary Roland Rivet. There were no nominations for Recording Secretary. The Nomination slate was presented and voted on by the members present. The slate was accepted with none opposed.

The officers of the Glocester Heritage Society are grateful to the generosity of our members for donations to our operating expenses and the historic cemetery funds, and your support for the Annual Raffle. We get register receipts from Dino's from our members submit them to Dino's on a regular basis.

On February 8th, Bill Brown and Marie Sweet will present a request to the Town of Glocester Budget Board for financial assistance for the next budget year.

Until the snow fell, Bill Brown and the Historic Cemetery volunteers continued their work clearing the site on Route 102.

Our next meeting will be February 15th at 2:00pm at the Job Armstrong Store. We are limited to 15 people.

The Officers of the GHS wish everyone a healthy and safe New Year's.

Marie Sweet, President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 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.
Our famous cookbook, "Taste of Glocester," is in its 6th printing and is available for $24.95.

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