Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Join Us for the Ranger Walkabout on Thursday, July 31: The American Civil War & General Ambrose Burnside – A Misunderstood General, A Walking Tour of Burnside's Providence
General Ambrose Burnside was a very prominent Rhode Islander with a much maligned Civil War past. Yet, is what we know about General Burnside really true? Civic minded, an elected Governor and an entrepreneur, but the reputation as a very bad general. Is it true? Is it fair?
Join Ranger Chuck Arning and Greg Mierka, Civil War Historian, to learn more about this fascinating man.
Parking: This program will begin at the Roger Williams National Memorial at 282 North Main St., Providence. Use the Memorial's parking area (the entrance is at the corner of Canal Street and Smith Street). There is also parking along North Main Street.
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Join Sarah Zurier, a historian with the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission as she discusses H.P. Lovecraft's writings about Providence's rapidly changing cityscape and his attempts to make the case for preserving historic places.
Parking: This program will begin at 6:30 pm at the Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main St., Providence. Use the Memorial's parking area (entrance at corner of Canal Street and Smith Street). Park is also available along North Main Street.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Join Us for the Ranger Walkabout on Thursday, July 17: The Story of William Blackstone: A Costumed Interpretation
Ranger John McNiff will appear at the Cumberland Library as the Reverend Blackstone in a costumed interpretation that will allow you to get a better understanding of the man known to some as the Sage of the Wilderness.
Parking: There is plenty of parking in the Cumberland Public Library parking lot, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI.