• In the late 1960s, The Beatles recorded their music on the British label "EMI".  The fabulous success of The Beatles enabled EMI  to develop the technology now known as medical MRI.

  • August 24, 2018 is Middletown's 275th birthday?

  • The site of the current Town Hall was originally the site of the Middletown Poorhouse?

Welcome to the Middletown Historical Society's Website
Founded 1976 - Our 42nd Year


We regret to announce that due to developments beyond our control, the June 10th edition of our annual speaker series with Christian McBurney has been cancelled.  Mr. McBurney's talk with be presented during our 2019 series.


"AMERICAN PICKERS" is Coming to Rhode Island
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"Antiques Roadshow" Filmed in Newport in September 2017 to air on WGBH (Cox 2 or 1002) starting Monday, May 14, at 8:00pm and continuing on Monday, May21, and Monday, May 28 at  the same time


Historical Research
Do you have a question about the history of Middletown, RI? Do you ever wonder what became of your third grade teacher?

If so, please contact us at archives@middletownhistory.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.  Depending on the complexity of your request and the time required for research, a nominal fee may be charged.


Updated May 25th 2018