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Cranston Historical Society

The purpose of the creation of the Cranston Historical Society in 1949 was for reviving and maintaining a lively interest in the history of Cranston; to collect, store and on occasion exhibit books, papers photographs and other incunabulum relative to early Cranston, to foster in the minds and hearts of Cranston residents and citizens an appreciation and respect for the founders of the city in which they live and work. To work toward the erection of a museum in which these objects of antiquity may be stored.

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The Rhode Island Historical Society’s Commitment to Our Donors

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