HistWick Annual Meeting Wrap – Meeting Held June 16, 2022


June 16th 2022

Annual Meeting Recap

Our recent HistWick annual meeting at Smith’s Castle was an outstanding success. More than 100 people attended to hear town updates; honor Episcopal Bishop Knisely and Linda Piedra for their leadership in preserving Wickford’s historic Narragansett Church (property of the Rhode Island Episcopal Diocese) and a 1795 home on Main Street; and learn about the restoration of the historic Butts Hill Fort in Portsmouth.


At the meeting Town Manager Ralph Mollis made a most exciting announcement: Wickford won the USA Today competition for Best Historic Small Town in the nation! We won because not only is Wickford a truly amazing town, but one with a strong community spirit in which so many of us voted in this competition! So if you voted once or dozens of times, thank you!


The meeting also presented an opportunity to introduce the Lewis family who live on Main Street. As a result of the war, their Ukrainian family is settling in North Kingstown. Since they receive no state or federal funding, A GoFundMe site has been set up to support their efforts. If you’d like to help go to: https://gofund.me/07e48a39

Copy of Invitation to Join Us at Smith’s Castle

This year’s HistWick annual meeting will take place outdoors at Smith’s Castle historic site on Thursday evening, June 16th (Rain date June 23rd) at 5:00 pm. We will observe State of Rhode Island Covid safety guidelines, yet will make alternative plans if those regulations change. Before the meeting begins, you can tour the grounds of Smith Castle. At the meeting, we will elect executive officers and board members, review the organization’s financial details and accomplishments, and enjoy a guest speaker. You will receive additional details in the coming weeks, but please put the meeting date and time on your calendars. We look forward to seeing you at this annual HistWick event and are eager to get together once again as a community after the long hiatus created by the pandemic!