FIXING THE STONE & CHAIN FENCE - A year ago last spring one of the stone posts across from Town Hall was accidentally broken. HHA members made a temporary repair with masonry adhesive, but that gave way this spring. A few weeks ago we received some grant money from the state and began the repair process. We took the broken post and […]
The Benjamin Taylor House - In the 1700’s the Hill family owned much of the land that was to become the village of Hopkinton City. In May of 1789 Major Benjamin Taylor bought a small house lot from Josiah Hill. The lot was only 13 sq. rods and was on the north side of the road going from Hopkinton City to Woodville.
Along Lawton Foster Road - A history of the area’s farms and families By Richard G. Prescott “Narragansett Country” at one time covered nearly all of what became Hopkinton, R.I. including the land along Lawton Foster Road #1. Narragansett tribal members have said that before colonial contact the Canonchet area of Hopkinton had been a valuable hunting resource and an […]
Walking Together In Tomaquag Valley - By HHA Member Thomas A Helmer Two years ago, when I completed the first edition of “Walking Together”, I knew the best Stewards of this book would be the Hopkinton Historical Association. This Non Profit organization has, for 57 years, been a true friend for the Town of Hopkinton, keeping who we were, and what […]
Hopkinton Men in the Spanish American War - Compiled By HHA Member Lauri Arruda Spanish American War TC 12:251, 2 May 1898 – In accordance with Section 1 – Chapter 296 of the General Laws of Rhode Island you are hereby required to cause to be prepared an alphabetical list of all persons living in you town between the ages of 18 years […]
Narragansett Town on Salt Pond - Narragansett Town on Salt Pond By HHA Member Theresa Prescott For over 20 years, Public Archaeology Lab’s Jay Waller has been piecing together the lives and activities of Native Americans before European contact. My husband (Rick Prescott) and I recently took a course entitled “Rhode Island’s Cultural Landscape” with Mr. Waller at URI’s Osher Lifelong […]
List Of Hopkinton’s Freeman Who Took The Oath Or Affirmation Against Bribery And Corruption – June 18, 1787 - List Of Hopkinton’s Freeman Who Took The Oath Or Affirmation Against Bribery And Corruption – June 18, 1787
Building Route 95 Part II - GETTING THERE – Part 2 ……. The Construction & Impact of I-95 in Richmond, RI By HHA Member Richard G. Prescott with Richard Wolke, President of the Richmond Historical Society
Building Route 95 – Part 1 - In 2010 Richard Wolke, president of the Richmond Historical Society, and I met to discuss our mutual interest in local history. As a result of that meeting we decided to engage in a joint project that would be of interest to people in both of our towns.
The Dedication Of The Tomaquag Brook Bridge - By HHA Member Tom Helmer Saturday morning, April’s showers were plentiful, but as the dreary morning passed, they lightened up to an occasional sprinkle, then gave the Hopkinton Land Trust a break for a few hours, just enough for the hikers to gather by the banks of Tomaquag Brook, a half mile in the woods […]