The Middletown Historical Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit educational organization, founded in…More 1976, and chartered to promote the investigation of all aspects of Middletown.
The Society seeks to bring together people interested in Middletown's history and safeguard the town's heritage in order to preserve a record of the past. Preservation projects include:
Paradise School This circa 1875 one-room schoolhouse was restored for use as the Society's headquarters and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Boyd's Eight-vane Wind Grist Mill This historic windmill was fully restored and relocated to Paradise Park. The mill was officially dedicated in October of 2001 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Witherbee School This circa 1892 one-room schoolhouse was fully restored into an authentic vintage 1900 classroom and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Middletown War Veteran's Memorial Park The Middletown Historical Society is currently undertaking the development of this project. Situated on land graciously donated by the estate of the late Ray Durfee at the corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road (RI 214), the Society is in the design stages to develop a memorial park to honor Middletown's war veterans. Preliminary plans include a small parking area, a memorial brick walkway, illuminated flag pole and a permanent monument listing the names of those veteran's who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of their country, from the Revolutionary war to present day actions in the Middle East.