Members and friends of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society will take a virtual tour of the Gilbert Stuart Museum at the group's monthly meeting on Monday, November 16. Museum director Peg O'Connor will give an illustrated talk on the history of this small gem on Rte. 1A in North Kingstown, its new picture gallery and on the life of Gilbert Stuart, the artist who painted several iconic portraits of George Washington.
As always, the meeting begins at 6:30 PM with a potluck supper at 110 King Street; the program begins at 7:30 PM. Sue Curado will take your call at 884-4643 to indicate your preference of contribution towards the meal and to reserve your seat.
Or you may e-mail her at email@example.com . Come meet and greet your friends.
Sunday, December 20 at 5 o'clock in the afternoon: Christmas Carol Sing at the Steam & Wireless Museum, Frenchtown Road
January 18: to be announced; Meeting to be held at the Community Room, EG Police Station.
February 15: Historically Significant Wills and Last Testament
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Please feel welcome to join our East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society. Here is our Membership form. You may bring the completed form and our nominal membership fee to our next meeting or you may mail it to our address at: 110 King Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818. Thank You
Simply please Print and mail with your check for $20 Annual Membership fee to: EGHPS, 110 King Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818
History of the
East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society
When the Colonel Micah Whitmarsh House (the Brick House) on Main Street, East Greenwich, was to be razed to make way for a parking lot, a number of the townsfolk foresaw what the future might hold. Already the Old Town Hall had disappeared and a number of lovely old houses had been demolished to make way for the nondescript purposes. The whole character of the town was going to change if this continued.
In 1967 the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society was formed, primarily to acquire and save the Brick House. The building was refurbished, financed with money obtained from dues, donations, grants and bank loans, and became a working asset of the town.
In 1969 the "Olde Gaol" or "Old Jail" on King Street was scheduled to be torn down or moved to change the traffic pattern on Water Street. The Society rallied in support of the Jail, purchased the structure and it remains on its original site as the Society's headquarters.
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