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March 30

*Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

March 31

*Chasing Chocolate: Chocolate's Voyage from Mesoamerica to Colonial Rhode Island, Tiverton

April 2

*POSTPONED—A People's Tour of the John Brown House Museum, Providence

April 4

*Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

*POSTPONED—A Mad Hatter Tea, Warren

*Tea in the Style of Downton Abbey, Warwick

*CANCELLED—Camouflaged Egg Hunt, Exeter

*CANCELLED—Camouflaged Egg Hunt, Bristol

*CANCELLED—Camouflaged Egg Hunt, Smithfield

*Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

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March 30th in Rhode Island history*

1863

*Abraham Lincoln gives an address in Providence.

1867

*With the purchase of a new steam engine, Providence's Atlantic Engine Company No. 10 is renamed Atlantic Steam Engine Company No. 8, and stationed at the new Harrison Street station.

1877

*The Rhode Island state flag, featuring a blue anchor surmounted by the word “Hope,” surrounded by a ring of blue stars on a white field, is adopted.

1911

*The last assets of Colonel Segar S. Atwell's shore dinner place at Field's Point are auctioned off, bringing in about $1,100. The famous dining concern was forced to shut down at the end of last summer in anticipation of harbor improvements which will take a large portion of the Point.

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