Historical Societies and Museums

Greenwood Volunteer Company and Fire Museum

Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co & Museum, located in Warwick, RI, promotes research and public education through its Museum collection. Visitors to the Museum can see Museum exhibits, attend events at the Museum, and access Museum educational programs. The Museum supports itself through ticket sales, membership, fundraisers, and donations.


The Pawtuxet Rangers

The Pawtuxet Rangers are among the oldest existing chartered commands in the country. Under the overall command of the Governor as Captain General, and the direct command of the Adjutant General of the Rhode Island National Guard, the Rangers still retain the independent status of their charter while also available on a voluntary basis to assist in certain State functions if so requested.


Pawtuxet Village Association

The Pawtuxet Village Association is a non-profit community organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the structures, community, and history of the National Historic District.



Rhode Island Historical Society

Founded in 1822, the RIHS is the fourth-oldest state historical society in the United States. It is a private organization, founded and supported by its membership.



Warwick Historical Society

The Society was established in 1932 and until 1965 met periodically in libraries, grange halls and private homes. When the John Waterman Arnold House (c1785) was scheduled to be demolished by the city, the members approached the owners of the property and were granted the deed of ownership. Between 1965 and 2007 the Arnold House underwent a number of restoration projects that has brought it to its present state. In 1972 the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been the headquarters of the Warwick Historical Society continuously since then.