A free, family-friendly virtual event hosted by
East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce
2021 - 11th Annual Watchemoket Square Day - RI Dept. of Health guidelines and restrictions for Rhode Island events are being monitored and will assist in determining a date for this year's event which has been held in person or virtually in the Fall.
Last year's event was held with virtual activities of popular topics.
WATCHEMOKET SQUARE WEEK
October 27, 2020
A virtual presentation via Zoom
Interview with Dr. David Weed discussing: (Click on YouTube image below)
Updates on the Sowams Heritage Area Project
A new publication Pokanoket: The First People of the East Bay
Video referenced in 10/27/20 presentation. Please enjoy this 58-minute video at your leisure.
The Untold Story of Sowams https://youtu.be/AqiUmbBahDo
For more videos and presentations by Dr. Weed, please visit his YouTube Channel.
DavidStanleyWeed YouTube Channel
October 28, 2020
Virtual presentation via Zoom
The Future of Watchemoket Square
Presented by Jim Moran, chief planner
East Providence Economic Development & Planning
First Street Bike Lane Project
Follow-up on the revitalization of Watchemoket Square that was discussed with the general public on January 15, 2020 at Tockwotton on the Waterfront. Individual interviews and research were also conducted to create a final report that will be presented at a later date.
Multi-model transportation improvements for the Waterfront Gateway District
Thanks to Dr. David Weed and Sowams Heritage Project, there is a 90-minute video and photo highlights from the January 20, 2020 community meeting at Tockwotton on the Waterfront.
In the Fall of 2020, Governor Raimondo announced the Take It Outside initiative to get people to enjoy the outdoors and keep socially distant as we live with the COVID-19 crisis.
Things to Do during Watchemoket Square Week (or anytime)
We encourage you to explore the Watchemoket Square Area on your own.
Three, different self-guided Walking Tours created by East Providence Historical Society are available via foot or vehicle. Walking Tour Details here
Topics and Locations
"Queen Anne Land" Walnut Street/Cross Street/Summit Street
Watchemoket Houses on Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Streets
Watchemoket: Potter, School, Purchase, Freeborn Streets