Watchemoket Square Day: Annual community event presented by East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce

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See our Facebook page for images and video from this year's event, and for postings, photos and highlights from previous years.

Watch a What?

The two popular

pronunciations for Watchemoket Square are:

"watch-a-moe-cut"

"watch-moe-ket"

David Weed_Pokanoket and Pilgrims presen

Dr. David Weed, coordinator for Sowams Heritage Area Project, gave a presentation at 2019 Watchemoket Square Day entitled: 

Pokanokets and Pilgrims: Compromise and Conflict in the 17th Century. Click on the image above to watch a video of the presentation.

9th Annual Watchemoket Square Day

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Visit our Facebook page for photos from the event

Thank you for supporting the event with presentations & displays of historical information:

  • Dr. David Weed, coordinator of Sowams Heritage Area Project

  • Jim Moran, principal/economic planner, City of East Providence

  • Cheryl Faria & Jeff Faria, co-chairs of East Providence Historical Society

 

Topics included:

Pokanokets and Pilgrims: Compromise and Conflict in the 17th Century: Dr. Weed will summarize the cultural, religious and civil differences between the Pokanoket Tribe and the Plymouth Pilgrims which ultimately ended in the King Philip Conflict of 1675-1676 and the attempted genocide of the indigenous people in the area.

 

Update on Projects and Developments in Current Day Watchemoket Square:

Odd Fellows Hall, I-195 Washington Bridge ramp, Green Jack Shoals, the Opportunity Zone

East Providence waterfront, and more.

Meet the East Providence Historical Society: Co-chairs Cheryl Faria and Jeff Faria will discuss the fifty year history of the East Providence Historical Society in the community and its role in preserving and promoting East Providence's past, present and future. Meet Count Rumford and take your picture with him.

2019 WSD activities took place inside Tockwotton on the Waterfront

500 Waterfront Drive, East Providence, RI 02914

A.B. Munroe Dairy Milkman Marching Band performing on Warren Avenue. (Rt. 6) Watchemoket Square Day 2015
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Watchemoket Square Day is a celebration of the past, present and future of Watchemoket Square in the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.

 

During the late 1800's and early 1900's, the area was the center of the East Providence business community with over 100 businesses and hotels. It is now experiencing renewed interest and development of its buildings, waterfront and landscape.