Wickford Black History Walk : October 6th, 10 a.m.

Join Tim Cranston on October 6th at 10AM as he walks the streets and lanes of the village of Wickford and explores the story of the vibrant black community of the 19th century that once walked on these same roadways.
“We will look at the lives of slaves and servants, mariners and merchants, and farmers and fishermen.  This is a group of people tied not only to early African slaves, but also the Native people who were here long before the earliest settlers arrived. Who were they? How did they live their lives? What became of them all? We will examine this and much more on this intriguing journey.”
The walk begins and ends at the Town Dock at the end of Main Street.  Sign up on the NK Free Library website.

 ‘Wicked Week’ October 25th through October 31st

The Wickford Village Association is organizing the following activities in Wickford for ‘Wicked Week’ from October 25th through October 31.  More details in the coming weeks.
Wicked Week
Thursday – Oct 25 – Wicked Bingo by NK Chamber Charitable Foundation starts at 6pm
Friday – Oct 26 – Fall Crawl in Town from 5-8pm. 
Sat – Oct 27 – Pumpkins in the Park.  11am-1pm.  Kids get to paint and decorate a Pumpkin and get their face painted.  Cost $2 per pumpkin (cash only) and rain date is Oct 28 after the parade.
Sun – Oct 28 – Horribles Parade.   The parade starts at 12pm at St. Paul’s Parish Hall and ends at Town Dock behind Rite-Aid.  Trick or treating through the Village is after the Parade.  
Wed – Oct 31 – Halloween.  Trick or Treating in the Village during the day.  

HistWick Holiday Kitchen Tour: Sunday, December 2nd

One of HistWick’s most popular events, the Holiday Kitchen Tour, will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event coincides with Wickford’s Festival of Lights. Those from near and far with interest in historic homes, kitchen design, and home decor and the just-plain curious will visit 10 to 12 kitchens in the village. So please circle the date on your calendar today. The event’s proceeds support historic preservation in the village and the local food bank.

The HistWick kitchen tour planning committee is now in high gear and would like to identify a few more kitchens. We will also need dozens of docents to station in the homes and their kitchens. If you would like to be part of the tour, or know someone that might be interested, or would like to be a docent, please contact: Sheila Skiffington (sheilaskiffington@gmail.com); Mary Ann Hackett (maryannhackett@gmail.com); or Nancy Gauthier (nancy.gauthier@aol.com)

Wickford Walking Tour: New & Improved

The Wickford Walking Tour on our website has been updated.

  • NEW HistWick markers have been added
  • A map has been provided

We encourage our members to check out the tour online.  There are some options.

Want to take the tour?

  • Follow along with your phone.  While it works now, we hope to develop an easier to use and read mobile application in the future.
  • Print out the tour guide from the website before you go.   It will include a full page map.

NOTE:  While the HistWick markers are self-explanatory, you will need to refer to your mobile phone or the written tour for information about the historic buildings and homes on the tour.


Need a plaque?

You can now order a new plaque for your historic home.

Just fill out and return the application with your check to Larry Ehrhardt at 49 Main Street.

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