October 24: Wickford’s Historic Marker Program

 In July, the nonprofit Historic Wickford (“Histwick”) unveiled the final three markers in its Historic Marker project. The sixteen markers, all illustrated by local artists, tell fascinating stories about Wickford’s past. Together, they comprise a self-guided walking tour for anyone who wants to know more about the village’s three centuries of history. 

The impetus for the project came from North Kingstown Town Historian Tim Cranston, who wrote the text for all the markers. 

Tim will be at the Museum on Thursday, October 24 to talk about how the project took shape, where funding came from, and how Histwick recruited a team of talented local residents to create the markers. His program is sure to inspire others to start historic marker programs in their own villages.