East Providence Historical Society holds fish ladder event


EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Historical Society offers additional noteworthy events in April along with its monthly open house, which takes place Sunday, April 14, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the John Hunt House at Hunt's Mill.

If the calculations of local fishermen are correct, April’s Open House should coincide with the herring run this year. The EPHS urges those interest to bring their family to watch the fish jump up the ladder into the calm pond above the dam. They will then swim to the Reservoir Dam to jump the huge ladder.

Volunteers will be at the ladders to answer questions and Hunt House will have an exhibit about the history of the ladders and the run. At any time, if the yellow flag is flying out on Pleasant Street, come on down the lane. The fish will be there waiting for you. If you’d like to help count the fish, please contact Keith Gonsalves at  by email at kttggroup@aol.com Training day is Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The EPHS is a volunteer organization in its 46th year which is dedicated to the preservation of local history. The Society maintains the 18th century John Hunt House Museum/ genealogy library at 65 Hunts Mills Road, participates in the URI Master Gardening program, and provide educational programs open to the public. Hunt House Museum is open to all on the second Sunday of every month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment. Introduce someone to East Providence’s hidden treasures at Hunt’s Mills: waterfalls, a fish ladder, a Loof carousel site, writing etched into rocks, your ancestors.

For more information about the East Providence Historical Society visit www.ephist.org or call 438-1750.


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