The Cranston Historical Society invites you to celebrate its 70th Year at the annual buffet and meeting on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 6:00 p.m.  Incorporated May 25, 1949, years later, the Cranston Historical Society was able to secure the colonial Job Joy Homestead on Scituate Avenue as their initial headquarters. In 1966, CHS saved the Governor Sprague Mansion from demolition and is now their current headquarters. It is the mission of the Cranston Historical Society to protect, document, interpret and expand understanding of Cranston history by maintaining the Governor Sprague Mansion and colonial Joy Homestead as museums open to the public and by sharing and expanding its collections of art, books and antiquities in such a way as to provide education and enjoyment to its members and visitors.

      Guests will marvel at the fascinating display from the CHS collection. While you are visiting, view the Cranston History Network signage dedicated last spring by the City of Cranston, describing the history of the neighborhood (located inside the grounds, corner of Cranston St. & Dyer). It is also the 189th Birthday of Governor William Sprague IV.

      Seating limited, $18 per person. To reserve your place call (401) 944-9226. Send a check by September 13 payable to: Cranston Historical Society, 1351 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI 02920.  (Note: After Sept. 13, call to inquire if seats are still available). Parking in rear. Handicap accessible ramp at back entrance. Consider hosting your next event, family gathering, meeting, or tea at the Governor Sprague Mansion.

Cranston Historical Society is a 501( c )(3) historical, educational and nonprofit entity. Events help support our house museums – Both located on the historic Washington-Rochambeau Trail


  • Occurred Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm



Governor Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston St.
Cranston, RI 02920

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