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.

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Annual Cemetery Cleanup
Governor Samuel Ward King Cemetery (JN021), Hartford Avenue at Winfield Avenue. Bring yourself, gloves, a rake, and a friend! Water and light snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
General Meeting
Our speaker will be archivist Rhonda Chadwick.

Sunday, May 5, 2024
JHS Fundraising Tea
Andrew Harris House, 218 Morgan Avenue. Socialize, enjoy three types of tea, finger sandwiches and pastries. Fancy dress encouraged but not required. $35 per person; rain or shine; tickets are limited, so reserve your space early! Contact Anthony at (401) 764-5901 or for tickets.

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Yard Sale
JHS Headquarters, 101 Putnam Pike, Johnston. Come buy stuff! Interested in selling stuff? A $25 donation to the JHS rents a six-foot spot! Plenty of parking. Rain date, May 18. Contact Anthony at (401) 764-5901 or

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
General Meeting
Ruth Strach will be our speaker. She'll give a presentation on book binding.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
General Meeting
Speaker TBD.

July and August
Summer Hiatus—Executive Board meetings and General meetings are suspended for the summer. Have fun everyone!

Wednesday, September 25, 2024
General Meeting
Society President Dan Brown will give a talk on the Titanic.

Wednesday, October 30, 2024
General Meeting
2024 is the 102nd anniversary of Providence's Biltmore Hotel. Tonight's guest speaker, Amanda Quay Blount, author of Meet Me at the Biltmore: 100 Years of Providence's Most Storied Hotel, will give a talk about her book and her research.

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

Note: Both our museum and the Elijah Angell House are 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 April 2024