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Collections

 

The Foster Preservation Society maintains a large collection of documents and artifacts related to the history of Foster including:

 

Nearly seven hundred (700) documents and photographs.

 

A growing collection of audio and video interviews with current and past residents (see below).

 

A large slide collection available for presentation to community groups (see below).

 

Copies of maps dating from 1799.  Some of these maps are on sale through our Online Gift Shop.

 

Tax lists dating from 1870.

 

Scrapbooks dating from the early 20th century to the present.

 

Complete collection of implements used/displayed in our Winsor Blacksmith Shop.

 

Several genealogical records of Foster families.

 


AUDIO / VIDEO files

The Society has recently added some audio files recorded in the past with some older residents.  We will continue to add more of these as they are converted from old tapes to a digital format.
 
We are also embarking on some interviews of current residents who will speak of events in their lives here in Foster.  These are intended to provide background for anyone who might be interested in Foster's evolution and the circumstances that shaped the town into what it is today.  These are both audio and video.
 
The links below will connect to the appropriate files which can be played on line or downloaded to your computers for later viewing or listening.  We hope that you will find these interesting and in some cases educational.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The opinions expressed in the audio and video recordings below are solely the opinion of the person speaking and do not reflect the opinions or positions of the Foster Preservation Society.

 

Audio recordings

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LIBRARY OF AUDIO RECORDINGS 

 

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Video Recordings

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LIBRARY OF VIDEO RECORDINGS


Photo Galleries

 

We have thousands of current and historical photos available to you here on this website.  We invite you to view our various photo galleries.  Please click the appropriate link listed below:

 

 

 

Foster Center          Moosup Valley          Hopkins Mills         

 

Clayville          Foster School Houses

 

Cindy Mellor-Neale Photograph Collection

 

Barn Photograph Collection

 


Slide Collections

 

The Foster Preservation Society currently has fourteen separate slide collections posted online.  These collections contain thousands of photos from Foster's past.  To access our collections please click on the link shown below.

 

Access to Slide Collections

 


Post Card Collections

See an historical collection of over 100 postcards from Foster's past.  It just might surprise you to see what you recognize.

 

Post Card Collection #1

 

 

 

Foster Preservation Society

P.O. Box 51

Foster, RI 02825

Phone (401) 397-5687

Email: fosterfps@msn.com