Welcome to the Tiverton Historical Society website!
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We are based in the small town of Tiverton, Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA.


doughboyAll veterans and those who wish to support them are invited to a short ceremony at the WWI Doughboy statue in front of the Old Stone Bridge next to Grinnell’s Beach at 11 am on Saturday, November 11th. Our Vice President, Richard Angelini, is master of ceremonies, and THS member Barbara Pelletier has graciously donated small American flags for the first 50 who attend.

We hope to see you – and if we don’t, please remember what this day stands for.

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And if you drive by Chace-Cory House and see some hard-working boys outside, it’s Tyler working on his Eagle Scout project, restoring the outhouse and basement doors for us! Give them a shout!

If you’re in the vicinity of Gray’s Ice Cream next door to our Chace-Cory House headquarters, take some time to go inside and see what we have for sale in the store to the left – we have an old post office desk loaded with Tiverton goodies, including our new Tiverton sweatshirts, hats, books, calendars, and jams & jellies. So if we’re not open at Chace-Cory, you can still buy some great gifts at Gray’s! See what’s there on our Marketplace page.

Drive by and you’ll also get to see for yourself how we need to finish restoring the trim on the house and the entire corn crib. We’ve come a long way these past few years in restoration, but we need to continue with your help now that we are officially closed for summer tours.

In addition to the small fee we charge for the tours of our circa 1730 house museum (see below), we need more than that to restore the corn crib. Building materials cost a lot of money, as those of you who own homes know. Any monetary donation will help! Please send what you can to the PO Box listed on the “Contact THS” page or drop by when we’re open on Sundays through August (2-4:30) or at our informal Friday night Board meetings (4-5:30) April through November.


We invite you to visit the historical circa 1730 Chace-Cory House, located at 3908 Main Road at Tiverton Four Corners, over the wall from Gray’s Ice Cream. The museum house is open for tours from 2-4:30 PM on Sunday during the summer months of June, July, and August (or by appointment) and is the headquarters of the Tiverton Historical Society. We sponsor a number of events throughout the year and welcome you to participate in them. In order to keep the roof over our head maintained, we need to charge a small fee for tours. Admission is free to Tiverton Historical Society (THS) members and children under 12 years, $3 for non-members, and $2 for students and seniors (55 years+). Directions


We accomplished a lot in 2016: THS Accomplishments 2016
Thanks to all our volunteers and supporters who made it a great year for THS!
Please continue to help us in 2017 and make it even greater!


The Tiverton Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with its headquarters in the Chace-Cory House. Members and donations are always welcome! Check out our Support THS page to see what items and services we need . . . those needing community service hours can download a log sheet as well.

Please forward any comments or suggestions on this site to webmaster@tivertonhistorical.org.

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