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Tiverton Four Corners 300th Anniversary

Tiverton Four Corners Tea HouseTIVERTON, R.I. The Arts Center and Merchants Association at Tiverton Four Corners are pleased to announce that they will be planning several events open to the public during 2010 to celebrate the 300th  anniversary of this historic village.

In 1710, under English rule and still a part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, The Four Corners area was measured and bounded by an 80 acre mill lot, including the mill owned by Joseph Taber.  The mill and village were called "Nomscott" for the pond now called "Nonquit."  Thirty building lots were measured and the nucleus of the village of Tiverton Four Corners was formed.

One of the first events to celebrate this occasion will be the 25th Preservation Conference of the Rhode Island Historical and Heritage Commission.  This conference which will be held in Tiverton and Little Compton will showcase local preservation projects from around the state as well as tours of the Sakonnet Peninsula.

The programs will be oriented toward ways in which community members can collaborate on local issues including protecting rural landscapes, finding historic places, and increasing heritage tourism.  There will be opportunities to visit historic forts and farms, villages and summer resorts, cemeteries and conservation land in Little Compton and Tiverton.

The date for the conference will be April 24, 2010.  For more information visit www.preservation.ri.gov/conference or contact Janet Balletto at 401.732.1009 or [email protected].

We are also requesting ideas for events, speakers, films, book-signings, or any other matter related to this anniversary. Contact:  Jennifer Sunderland at 401.635.4664 or [email protected]

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