"preserving the past to inspire the future"

Middletown Historical Society is dedicated to safeguarding, researching and documenting the history of Middletown, Rhode Island.


As directed by state and federal guidelines the Middletown Historical Society will be open with our "Winter" hours. We ask all visitors to please wear a mask, follow social distancing guidelines while on the property. We thank you for your cooperation during these times.

- Winter Hours -

Middletown Historical Museum @ Paradise School
Open Wednesdays 9am to 11am

Boyd's Mill & Witherbee School
Closed till Spring 2021

Stay Tuned For Our 2021 Schedule of Events & Location Openings

During these winter months, you can still enjoy our properties and learn about the history of each location through our Virtual Museum. These virtual tours will take you on a 360 experience in a digital reality.

Virtual Tours
Our volunteer based Board of Directors has openings for interested community members who would like to join our team. Currently we are looking to fill the following opportunities:
- Education Coordinator
- Lecture Coordinator
- Recording & Corresponding Secretary
All interested parties in joining the Society please email:

our story

Learn about the Society, its history,
the board and how you can as well

museum locations

Come and visit our Preserved Historic Locations, each its own unique museum.
- Witherbee School
- Paradise School
- Boyd's Mill

become a member

Join the Society and help preserve the past, create new future discoveries, support educational events and more. Middletown Historical Society is a
non-profit organization with a volunteer only staff. Memberships help
create new opportunities and safeguard/provide upkeep of current entities.