Did you ever wonder: When was my town founded? Who founded it, and why?
For Swansea, Barrington and Warren, the answer can be found in Nockum Hill – the location of today’s Four Town Farm. For answers, please come to a Forum sponsored by the Barrington Preservation Society, where the 17th century history of Nockum Hill and its importance for the founding of Swansea, Barrington and Warren will be explored by a team of speakers who have been researching Nockum Hill for over a year. You will learn that Nockum Hill contains the site of the first Baptist Meeting House in the New World, and the first shots of King Philip’s War (1675) were fired nearby.

Saturday, September 28, 2013: 10:00AM – 12:00 Noon at the Barrington Congregational Church UCC Fellowship Hall, 461 County Road, Barrington, RI

Followed at 12:00 by a New England Style Buffet Lunch (featuring clam chowder, corn bread, pork barbecue, vegetarian chili, Indian pudding and apple pie) There will be a $15 charge ($12 in advance, $10 for BPS members). Please make checks payable to BPS for lunch. Reservations encouraged.

1:00 – 3:00 PM: Tour of Nockum Hill – Visit the c.1763 Allen-West House, the Doug Rayner Wildlife Refuge and the Nockum Hill Cemetery.

Bus service between the White Church and Nockum Hill will be provided.

Contact: Van Edwards bvnedwards@gmail.com or 401-245-9719