Space Shuttle missions began in 1981, a year after Rhode Island’s own Sherwood “Woody” Spring was selected as an astronaut. Spring, raised in Eden Park in Cranston and Harmony village, graduated from Ponaganset High School in 1963.
Happy Gaspee! Thanks to one well-placed sandbar at Namquit Point off the coast of Warwick, the movement toward American Revolution really heated up 243 years ago today when the HMS Gaspee ran aground and was later boarded and burned by rebel colonists under the direction of John Brown and Abraham Whipple. Guess what? We have a walking tour for that!
For the first time in more than 50 years, historians, students, authors, and genealogists from across New England – and around the world – will no longer be visiting the Rhode Island Historical Society Library to pursue their work.
Have you considered writing a book of Rhode Island history, but didn’t know what was involved in the publishing process? This panel discussion is ideal for individuals and historically-based organizations that want to publish their accounts of Rhode Island history. A partner program of the Rhode Island Historical Society and the John Russell Bartlett Society, this workshop aims to bring together those who love books and history to prepare for the next step of publishing. On Saturday, June 6, from 2 to 3:30pm, “So You Want to Publish RI History? A Panel Discussion” will take place at the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Aldrich House at 110 Benevolent St. in Providence. This event is free to the public, but registration is required. Register here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (401) 331-8575 x136.