Friends of Harmony Village


Welcome to the Friends of Harmony Village Web Site

Harmony Village is located in the eastern part of the township of Glocester, Rhode Island. The Friends of Harmony Village is a group working to preserve the heritage of Harmony and increase its sense of community by:

  • Assisting in the restoration and maintenance of historically significant structures;
  • Gathering and maintaining archival artifacts, including written and taped reminiscences;
  • Safeguarding the village from threats that may despoil its heritage;
  • Encouraging educational, cultural and social activities within the village.

Harmony Meeting House
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Harmony Village lies along two ancient Indian trails that have become the present-day Putnam Pike and Snake Hill Road. The area was first settled by Europeans in the early 18th century when it was still a part of Providence Plantations. Later in the 1700's, Harmony, Chepachet and the other villages of the area were incorporated into the town of Glocester. Harmony continued to flourish and its residents built a meeting house "Harmony Chapel" in 1816. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Harmony post office was established in 1838. Throughout the nineteenth century, a stagecoach carried passengers between Centerdale, Greenville and Harmony. Toward the end of the century, the area was settled by affluent families in Providence moving to the quieter country life. Between 1970 and 1990 the area witnessed an increase in the population as Glocester grew from 5,000 to 10,000, mostly in the areas of Chepachet and Harmony.

Pictorial Directory

View recent photos, some vintage photos, and historical background from a variety of sources.

Join Us
You can support us by attending meetings, helping with events, working to preserve buildings, writing grants or offering us other skills we haven't thought of.

Attend Meetings
The Friends of Harmony Village meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Harmony Library.

Become A Member
Annual Membership is $15 for an Individual and $25 for a Family. Additional donations are gratefully welcomed. You can make a donation or contact us at:

Friends of Harmony Village
P.O. Box 120
Harmony, RI 02829-0120
Or email us at

We thank you for your interest in the Friends of Harmony Village.


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PO Box 120 Harmony, RI 02829-0120

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