The CHS was formed in 1968, by a group of concerned citizens after one of the oldest schoolhouses in Rhode Island, the Narragansett Indian Schoolhouse in Charlestown, was torn down.   In 2007, after decades of progress with its mission, and the lack of storage, display and meeting space, the CHS board undertook the planning, fundraising and construction of this new building on land donated by Community 2000, a private benefactor.   In 2013, the doors of the new CHS Archiveopened to the public.  We are proud to display Charlestown’s unique and diverse history and fulfill our commitment to …”Learn, Teach and Preserve the History of Charlestown, Rhode Island”.


Fridays & Saturdays
11:00am – 1:00pm

CHS Archive

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4417B Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813


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