- During the spring and fall seasons, the Society presents speakers on
various preservation or historical topics.
View past programs.
Foster Preservation Society
has promoted the identification of homes and buildings, some of which are
listed in the State and/or National Register of Historic Places, and others
which may not be on the National Register but have local importance.
These buildings are awarded plaques which bear the name of the original
owner and date the house was built.
To apply for a
Foster Preservation Society plaque, access the
"Guidelines" and "Application" at the links shown below. Please feel free to contact us at
for more information.
Plaque Program Guidelines
- The Society is working to record and verify the 153 historic cemeteries
located in Foster.
More info can be found about Foster cemeteries on our "Resources
and Links page"
and at the survey link which appears below.
We also sponsor periodic clean-ups by our members or with other local groups
such as the Boy Scouts.
Foster Preservation Society Historical Cemetery
demonstrations of the blacksmith's trade are presented during school tours,
occasionally throughout the year, and always
Old Home Days celebration on the last
weekend of the month of July.
- The Society offers educational tours to students and adult tours on
an occasional basis. Each year Society members provided a guided tour
of the own of Foster to students of the Captain Isaac Paine School, see
photo to the right. > > > > > >
2006, 2008, and 2010 the Society organized a "Barn Tour"
which gave attendees an inside look at many of the historic barns and
associated farm structures in the Town of Foster.
In 2012, the society is planning an
Historic Cemetery Tour during the month of September, please see our
page for more information.
Please feel free to
contact us at the phone number or email listed below
for information about arranging a tour of an historic district for your club
- Our members completed
the research required to have the four historic districts in Foster listed
in the National Register of Historic Places, the four districts are:
Moosup Valley and
There remain individual properties
located throughout town that have been
deemed eligible for nomination to the national Register pending additional research.
- From time to time, the Society presents or co-sponsors a regional cultural
program such as the
Providence Mandolin Orchestra.