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.

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 23, 2018
Old Sturbridge Village
If you're interested in joining us for a group day trip to Sturbridge, please contact Anthony Ursillo at (401) 764-5901 or

May 30, 2018
General Meeting
Speaker TBD.

June 27, 2018
General Meeting
Our speaker will be Charlotte Taylor, State Archaeologist and author of the Arcadia Publishing title Rhode Island Shipwrecks.

January 27, 2019
General Meeting
It's so depressing to go out on a Wednesday night in January, we decided to try a special Sunday daytime 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 March 2018