COVENTRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANT & YARD SALE
The Coventry Historical Society will hold a Plant & Yard Sale on Saturday, May 21, 2016
from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm at the corner of Read School House Road and Rte. 117.
We will have annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs and vegetables for sale.
Donations for either the Plant Sale or Yard Sale will be greatly appreciated.
Please call Mary at 828-7523.
The Coventry Historical Society is sponsoring a brick sale to build a memorial walk at the Read School House in Coventry. It will be called "Lillian's Way" in honor of Lillian Thurston who founded the society in 1971 and who passed away in 2014.
Bricks are available in two sizes - 4" x 8" for $75.00 and 6" x 9" for $125.00 and is open to individuals and businesses. Each brick can have up to 3 lines with 18 characters per line including punctuation and spacing. The proceeds will be used to maintain the Read School House and other buildings maintained by the society. The school house was refurbished in 1973 through the efforts of Lillian Thurston and the society and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Students were educated at the Read School from 1832 until 1951.
This project is an opportunity to remember a loved one or advertise your business while assisting the Coventry Historical Society to continue its efforts to preserve the very rich history of Coventry and the surrounding area. To order a brick or for more information, you may contact Mary at 828-7523 or 330-7003.
The Coventry Historical Society special edition 2016 calendar is now available for sale. It is a commemoration of the 275th Anniversary of the Town of Coventry which was incorporated in 1741. The cover was done by local artist, Gene Burgess and the pictures were prepared for printing by John Curtis. It is available at Centerville Bank, Coventry Branch, the Coventry Credit Union, Crystal Cleansers, The Phenix Restaurant in Phenix, and the Summit General Store in Summit for $6.00 each. Included in the collection of pictures are The Greene Camp, c. 1880, the Coventry Poor Farm, c. 1790 and the Captain Walker House, c. 1766. The calendar is dedicated to our founder, Lillian Thurston who passed away in 2014.
The Coventry Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the Community's heritage through the spoken word, the printed word and the use of illustrations and recorded sound.
We expect great things from the society as they attempt to rebuild their membership and continue repairs on their three holdings: The Read School House, The Summit Baptist
Church and The Old Summit Library.
Coventry, Rhode Island is rich with history and there is still a great deal to be discovered. We're excited about the prospect of discovering that history and presenting it to you.
As part of giving back to the community, Marshmallow Fox Web Design is currently working with the society to rebuild their website. It's pretty sparse right now, but we anticipate a great influx of historical information that will be presented here, as well as keeping you up to date on the
Society and it's current activities.
Please address any comments or questions (for now, until we get this thing really going) to me at