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There are three ways you can order an item from the Foster Preservation Society.


1.  If you wish to pay by credit card, Click here to order our merchandise on Amazon, and the item will be shipped to the address you indicate.  Please note that not all items listed here are available through Amazon.


2.  If you wish to pay by check, Click Here for our Order Form, fill it out and send it to us by mail and the item will be shipped to the address you indicate.


3.  If you wish to avoid all shipping charges, all publications may be purchased directly from the Preservation Society Office in the basement of the Foster Town House located at 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster, Rhode Island on Wednesday mornings between 9:00 am until 12:00 noon (barring any bad weather).  



By My Kin:  Stories of Foster ...

Collected by
Margery I. Matthews

Historical narratives and town trivia.


The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker
Stores in Foster: 19th - 21st Century


Pamphlet produced by the Foster Preservation Society.


Chronicles of Foster


Stories by Margery I. Matthews


This Finnish Episode:  Recalling the Finns in Foster, Rhode Island and its Surrounding Areas


by Walter W. Grass



1781 - A Bicentennial Celebration - 1981


Album of old photographs compiled by the Foster Bicentennial Committee.


Foster and the Patriot's Dream


by Sandra Olson, Margery I. Matthews, Marcia M. Bowden,

and Elizabeth Olausen


Foster's contribution to the patriots' cause in the War of Independence.


Foster: Images of America


by Raymond A. Wolf


This book, released in February 2012, contains many historic photographs of the Town of Foster taken through the years.



It Was a Good Life


by Margery I. Matthews

Reminiscences of Foster by Members of the Foster Preservation Society.


Notes on a House in Westconnaug:

Its People and History


by Edward H. Balfour


  The One Room School House    


Various stories and vignettes about Foster's one room school houses are included in this volume, including school rules and excerpts from Superintendent's reports between 1878-1908.


Originally published by the Ladies Auxiliary of

The Foster Center Volunteer Fire Company



  Peleg's Last Word:  The Story of the Foster Woolen Manufactory


by Margery I. Matthews


The legend of Peleg Walker and the Ramtail Mill.


A Rhode Island Rule Book (hardcover)

by Leah Inman Lapham c. 1939

A reprint of a Cookbook of Historical Recipes & Cures.


So I've Been Told


by Margery I. Matthews

A collection of stories about Foster.


Tax Records for 1781, 1787, & 1798


transcribed by Margery I. Matthews



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Barns of Foster


DVD produced by the Foster Preservation Society (Aug 2010).


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Maps of Foster (BLACK AND WHITE)


Dates available: 1799, 1862, 1870, 1895


These maps are each printed on a sheet of heavy paper which is 12 inches wide by 18 inches tall.

$5.00 each

Map of Foster (COLOR)


Dated: 1870


This map is each printed on a sheet of heavy paper which is

12 inches wide by 18 inches tall.

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Jerimoth Hill T-shirts

Rhode Island's Highest Point


Shirts are available in SIX different colors:

forest green     rust     light blue


deep purple     safety orange     lime green.


Available in S, M, L, XL, and 2XL.

Please specify color and size with your order.




Golf (polo) Shirt


 Logo shows picture of the Town House along with text that reads: "Foster, RI 1781"


Shirts are available in THREE different colors:

burgundy     dark green     navy blue.




Available in S, M, L, XL, and 2XL.

Please specify color and size with your order.



Limited Edition Ceramic Tiles


 Series 1: Foster Town House, 6"x 6", sepia tone.

First in the series of tiles.  Only 100 of each scene will be produced.



May still be purchased at the FPS Office

2011  Eighteen-Month Calendar

Contains many historical photographs of Foster.

Original cost $10.00




Foster Preservation Society

P.O. Box 51

Foster, RI 02825

Phone (401) 397-5687

Email: fosterfps@msn.com