Remember that all Middletown Historical Society Properties will be open to the public through the month of September and maybe beyond if we can convince our voluntary docents.

Paradise School and Boyd's Wind Grist Mill:  Sundays from 2:00 until 4:00pm

Witherbee School:  Sunday, September 18th from 2:00 until 4:00pm

Paradise School only is also open for self-guided tours each Wednesday morning from 9:00 until 11:00am.

Other times for all properties by appointment.

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The Middletown Historical Society would like to thank everyone who contributed to or participated in our 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 20th.

Scroll down for photographs of the event

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We'd also like to thank the following organizations, individuals and businesses for their generous support
Artillery Company of Newport Ms. Carolyn Lageman
Castaway Gourmet Del's Frozen Lemonade
Flint Audio-Video Hallman's Septic Service
Kenneth Walsh Ph.D. Lois Vaughan Trio
Middletown Fire Department Middletown Parks Department
Middletown Police Department Middletown Public Works Department
Middletown Town Council Mrs. Helen Barker
Navy Band Northeast Protocol Jazz Combo Newport Tent Company
Robert Silva Esq. Mr. Shawn Brown, Middletown Town Manager
Sneak Peek Productions Sons of Union Veteran's of the Civil War
Mr. Stephen Lepley Taylor Rental & Party Plus
Mr. Gary D. Paquette Mrs. Susan McD. Paquette
Mr. Jerome Kirby Ms. Gayle (Hall) Amos
Click on thumbnails to see full-size images
Rigging the Sails Fully Rigged Ken Walsh
Paradise School Display Johnnycakes Siege of Newport Display
Event Headquarters Camp Follower Civil War Decorations and Medals

Volley Fire 18th Century Gentleman Canon Volley
Musket Volley

New Exhibit

Middletown's Founding Families

Paradise School

Allen

Bailey

Barker

Brown

Clarke

Cornwall

Coggeshall

Card

Dering

Easton

Gould

Green

Holmey

Lawton

Luther

Manchester

Mitchell

Nichols

Peabody

Peckham

Roggers

Rogers

Ryder

Smith

Slocum

Turner

Tew

Taylor

Weavour

Weeden

Wood

If your last name appears in this list, you may be related to one of Middletown's Founding Families.  Why not come down to the Middletown Historical Society's Headquarter in Paradise School on any Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 and find out?
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The Middletown Historical Society wishes to thank The Rhode Island Foundation for their generous grant that will allow us to continue our Golden Rule Days Program for the 2016-2017 academic year.
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Questions:

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 August 30th 2016