"preserving the past to inspire the future"

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


Wishing Everyone A Happy Healthy Holiday Season & New Year.

Paradise School


Every Wednesday 9am - 11am

For those who are out of town and can not come in person we offer curated virtual tours will take you on a 360 experience through the properties.

Virtual Tours

Winter Lecture Series

A series of lectures during the winter months on various topics relating to Middletown's History. All lectures are free to the public and subject to change due to weather or other circumstances. Please check out the current Lecture Series and we hope to see you there!

Running of the Mill

A yearly event where Boyd's Mill comes alive, all 8 vanes with sails turning, paired with arts/craft vendors, family entertainment & more.
Our entire organization is based upon volunteers. We are currently accepting applications for those who might like to volunteer at our properties. Please submit an application to be considered.
We Are Currently Looking To Fill The Following Roles Within The Society:
-Liason To School Department
-Party Planning Committee
-Research Assistant
-Publicity Coordinator

If interested please email your credentials to:

September 2023 - "85th Anniversary of the Hurricane of 1938"

Got Pictures? - We would love to see them, preferably of Middletown.
Stories? - We would love to hear them!
Help us remember this major event of New England. Be part of the anniversary. Send any information to History@middletownhistoricalsociety.org

our story

Learn about the Society, its history, the board and how you can get involved 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.