Middletown Historical Society

preserving the past to inspire the future

The Middletown Historical Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit educational organization, founded in 1976. Our mission is to preserve the history of the town, investigate all aspects of past records & new findings pertaining to the history, promote education and preserve historical landmarks while providing the ability for others to view. The Society's purpose is to bring together those people interested in Middletown's history and to safeguard our rapidly disappearing heritage in order to insure a record of the past.


Middletown Historical is over seen by a 10 member Board of Directors, 4 elected Society Officers - President, Vice President, Treasurer & Secretary, along with a 10 member Standing Committee. The Society's office & museum is located in Paradise School, at Paradise Valley Park in Middletown, RI. Monthly Board meetings occur the 1st Tuesday of every month at the office & are open to all Members.



Mr. Gary Paquette


Vice President

Ms. Mary Dennis



Ms. M. Theresa Santos


Recording and Corresponding Secretary

Ms. Christina Alvernas


Ms. Christina Alvernas

Ms. Patricia Connors

Ms. Mary Dennis

Mr. Charles DiTucci

Mr. William Nedderman

Ms. Betty Jane Owen

Mr. Gary Paquette

Ms. Mary Redgate

Ms. Rebecca Schiff

Dr. Kenneth Walsh

Open Seat


Ms. Mary Redgate - Archives

Mr. William Nedderman - Buildings & Grounds

Ms. Mary Dennis - Volunteers

Ms. Rita Wood - Education

Mr. Gary Paquette - Lectures

Ms. Patricia Connors - Membership

Ms. Lisa Wardlow - Newsletters

Ms. Mary Dennis - Publicity

Dr. Kenneth Walsh - Research

Open Position - Stone Walls

Mr. Charles DiTucci - Cemeteries


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