Johnston Historical Society
Upcoming Events

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Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Johnston Historical Society Museum Barn, 101 Putnam Pike, Johnston, and are free and open to the public. Events are subject to change.

February 18, 2018
Open House and Coffee Hour
Please stop by on Sunday afternoon, maybe bring a friend. The purpose of this open house is for us to socialize with each other and with members of the community. This is an opportunity for town residents to stop by and look around the museum, to let them know what we have to offer. We will have books and t-shirts for sale. We'll also have an 8mm projector set up, showing vintage local home movies.

February 28, 2018
General Meeting
Our speaker will be David Brussat, former member of the editorial board of the Providence Journal, and author of the History Press title Lost Providence. He'll talk about and sign his book, and we'll learn something about Providence's lost architectural heritage.

March 28, 2018
General Meeting
Our speaker will be Slater Mill docent Carl L. Johnson, who will speak about Edgar Allan Poe.

April 6, 2018
Tea at Clouds Hill Mansion, Warwick
Tickets ($35 pp) are still available. Call (401) 231-3380 to reserve. First paid, first reserved.

April 21, 2018
JHS Tag Sale
JHS Headquarters, 101 Putnam Pike, Johnston. Come by and buy stuff. Better yet, donate some gently used stuff that we can sell. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Johnston Historical Society. A detailed listing will be posted to Craigslist under "garage sales" the week of the sale.

April 25, 2018
General Meeting
Our speaker will be Rhode Island postcard collector extraordinaire Joseph E. Coduri. His latest book is Rhode Island Towns and Villages: Post Card Views at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.

May 30, 2018
General Meeting
Speaker TBD.

June 27, 2018
General Meeting
Speaker TBD.


Second Wednesday of each month
Mohr Library Genealogy Group Meetings
Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Avenue. The Library has yearly subscriptions to and also New England Historical Genealogical Society databases (NEHGS) on all library computers. The Library also publishes a monthly newsletter outlining upcoming program details and includes tips for searching. Former programs include field trips to the State Archive and Swan Point Cemetery, as well as speakers on cemeteries, medallions found on gravestones, how to search for a particular nationality, and much more. Meetings are open to all! Join avid ancestral sleuths, learn tips from others. All nationalities discussed. (401) 231-4980;;

To see photos of past events, please visit our Facebook page at

Note: Our museum barn is open Tuesdays, 9-11am and 6:30-8:30pm; and Thursdays, 2-5pm; and the first and third Saturdays of each month, 9-11am, for those who would like to visit the museum or examine the society's collection of printed materials. Both the museum and Elijah Angell House continue to be open by appointment—we always welcome visits by interested individuals or groups. Just shoot us an email at, or leave a message at (401) 231-3380 to set one up.

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Updated February 2018