Monday, September 8th,

Meeting of

The Massasoit Historical Association

7:30 p.m.

at

 

THE MAXWELL HOUSE

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 Touro Synagogue trip on Sunday, September 21st.

(Additional information on the schedule of events page)

 

Home of

The Massasoit Historical Association

 

(106 YEARS OF SERVICE)

 

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HOLIDAY 2013 PICTURES

 

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The Maxwell House

is located at

the corner of Church and Water Streets,

Warren, Rhode Island.

 

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 Click here for a schedule of events, meetings and programs

 

 

 

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 The Maxwell House, situated at the corner of Church and Water Streets, was built between 1752 and 1756 by the Reverend Samuel Maxwell. The house, which is the oldest brick dwelling in Warren, is distinguished by the distinctive Flemish bond pattern of the brickwork, its field stone foundation, and its large central chimney. The Maxwell House is owned by The Massasoit Historical Association and is maintained as a working museum.

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Open for Tours

by chance and appointment  (401-245-0392)

Admission Free

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Located on the waterfront of historic Warren village, The Maxwell House seeks to both educate and entertain its guests. 

 

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In 1975 the Massasoit Historical Association purchased the Maxwell House and began restoration. 

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Several fireplaces and a bake oven were removed before the original kitchen firebox configuration was restored. 

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During the process of restoration a scaleboard, which is now on display in the Higgins Room at The Maxwell House, was uncovered.

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The Association makes extensive use of the kitchen fireplace for its down hearth cooking and foodways program.

 

 

Chicken rotates in front of the fire

The bake oven takes  between 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours to come up to temperature depending on when it was used last.

 

Bread would have been cast directly onto the oven  floor .

 Bread from the second baking comes out with a lighter colored crust than from the first.

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Tables are set to educate guests about 18th century dining customs.

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The Higgins Room was the first room restored. The red mopboard is painted plaster rather than being made of wood.

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The second floor of the house continues to undergo restoration. 

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Proceeds from the gift shop help finance the restoration.

Our publications:

FIXING UP  A Bilingual Handbook for Older Homes 

Fireplace Cooking at the Maxwell House

also available:

Images of America: Warren

 

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The house is opened to school groups to learn what life was like in the past.

 

This first grade visited the Maxwell House after reading Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall.

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The Association serves

Eighteenth Century Dinners

open to the public by reservation.

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It holds Christmas Open House.

(View pictures of Christmases past)

 

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The Maxwell House, located at the corner of Church and Water Streets, is just a short walk from the East Bay Bike Path and Main Street.

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Pictures

 Events  and Activities

Holiday Open House Nov 23, 2012

December 1, 2012

Mad Hatter Tea, March 31, 2012

 

 

 

Historic Images  from the Collections of the Massasoit Historical Association

 

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In Memoriam

Lombard John Pozzi

1945- 2013

 

 

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In Memoriam

Hope H. Wilhelm

  1924-2013

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in St. Matthews Church, 5 Chapel Road, Barrington.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to NAMI-RI, 154 Waterman St., Suite 5b, Providence, RI 02906. See www.wilbur-romano.com.

 

- See more at: http://www.eastbayri.com/obituaries/hope-h-wilhelm-89-barrington/#sthash.iffdwkRZ.dpuf

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in St. Matthews Church, 5 Chapel Road, Barrington.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to NAMI-RI, 154 Waterman St., Suite 5b, Providence, RI 02906. See www.wilbur-romano.com.

 

- See more at: http://www.eastbayri.com/obituaries/hope-h-wilhelm-89-barrington/#sthash.iffdwkRZ.dpuf

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in St. Matthews Church, 5 Chapel Road, Barrington.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to NAMI-RI, 154 Waterman St., Suite 5b, Providence, RI 02906. See www.wilbur-romano.com.

 

- See more at: http://www.eastbayri.com/obituaries/hope-h-wilhelm-89-barrington/#!prettyPhoto/0/

 

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In Memoriam

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View a map locating The Maxwell House

Schedule of Events at The Maxwell House

Eighteenth Century Dinners 

Information: Telephone & E-Mail

 

 

Membership Information

 

The Massasoit Historical Association

Post Office Box 203

Warren, Rhode Island, 02885