The Middletown Historical Society congratulates the 2015 slate of officers approved by the general membership at the 2015 annual meeting held on May 14, 2015.

  • President:  Mr. Gary Paquette
  • Vice President:  Ms. Mary Dennis
  • Treasurer:  Ms. M. Theresa Santos
  • Secretary:  Ms. Mary Redgate

We'd also like to congratulate the new members of the Bord of Directors:

  • Mr. Charles DiTucci
  • Ms. Betty Jane Owen
  • Mr. Tim Pafik

And also our returning Board members:

  • Ms. Barbara Barrow
  • Ms. Mary Bellagamba
  • Ms. Patricia Connors
  • Mr. Stephen Lepley
  • Mr. William Nedderman (Immediate past President)
  • Dr. Kenneth Walsh (Founding President)


Welcome to the Middletown Historical Society's website.  In an effort to offer those interested in Middletown a place to delve into the past and present and support the Society and it's efforts, the Society would like to welcome you to it's website.

All News and Events
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Please join us on Sunday, May 17th at 2:00PM at the Historical Society Headquarters in Paradise School for an interesting and informative presentation.

Lotteries in Rhode Island - Three Centuries of History

Think that The Rhode Island Lottery is a 20th century phenomenon?  Think again.

Historian Russell DeSimone provides a fascinating discussion of this most simple form of gambling that was used throughout America's history to finance many civic projects such some of our most recognizable monuments and public buildings.



Middletown All Mapped Out

Paradise School



  • Mary Redgate  846-6277

  • Marianne Tomassone 848-2668

  • Or leave a message on the Society answering machine: 401-849-1870

Historical Research
Do you have a question about the history of Middletown, RI? Do you ever wonder what became of your third grade teacher?

If so, please contact us at and we’ll be happy to assist you.  Depending on the complexity of your request and the time required for research, a nominal fee may be charged.

Updated May 16th 2015