Johnston Historical Society
Upcoming Events


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Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Johnston Historical Society Museum Barn, 101 Putnam Pike, Johnston, and are free and open to the public. Events are subject to change.

September 2, 2017
Open House
12-3pm
JHS is holding joint open house events with Historic New England, featuring JHS's Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike, and HNE's Clemence-Irons House, 38 George Waterman Road. Docents will be available at each location to talk to visitors about the story behind each house. First Saturday of each month.

September 2, 2017
Trip to Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum—Rescheduled from May
55 Bridge Street, Willimantic, Connecticut
10am-4pm
[This is another try at a trip that was previously scheduled for May 6, but which had to be cancelled because of rain.]
JHS members are invited to step outside Rhode Island for a day of railroading history. There will be train rides, demonstrations, and music, and JHS trustee Rolf Johnson has offered to lead a tour of the facilities. Museum admission: Adults, $7; children 8-12, $3; under 8, free. www.cteastrrmuseum.org. If you want to carpool, meet at JHS Headquarters at 8:45am that morning. (Willimantic is approximately one hour from Johnston via Route 6).

September 27, 2017
General Meeting
7pm
Captain Phil DiMaria will tell the story of the Gettysburg Gun, on display at the Rhode Island State House.

October 2017
Society visit to Clouds Hill Mansion in Warwick
Details TBD

October 25, 2017
General Meeting
7pm
Our speaker will be Dan Santos, Regional Site Manager at Historic New England. He'll talk about HNE's four Rhode Island properties, including Johnston's Clemence-Irons House.

November 29, 2017
General Meeting
7pm
Jim Ignasher, historian with the Historical Society of Smithfield, will regale us with Stories of New England Aviation Part 2.

January 24, 2018
General Meeting
7pm
Our president, Louis McGowan, will present something interesting.

February 28, 2018
General Meeting
7pm
Our speaker will be David Brussat, former member of the editorial board of the Providence Journal, and author of the History Press title Lost Providence. He'll talk about and sign his book, and we'll learn something about Providence's lost architectural heritage.

March 28, 2018
General Meeting
7pm
Speaker TBD.

April 25, 2018
General Meeting
7pm
Speaker TBD.

May 30, 2018
General Meeting
7pm
Speaker TBD.

June 27, 2018
General Meeting
7pm
Speaker TBD.

OTHER NON-JHS-SPONSORED EVENTS OF INTEREST:

Second Wednesday of each month
Mohr Library Genealogy Group Meetings
4:30pm
Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Avenue. The Library has yearly subscriptions to Ancestry.com and also New England Historical Genealogical Society databases (NEHGS) on all library computers. The Library also publishes a monthly newsletter outlining upcoming program details and includes tips for searching. Former programs include field trips to the State Archive and Swan Point Cemetery, as well as speakers on cemeteries, medallions found on gravestones, how to search for a particular nationality, and much more. Meetings are open to all! Join avid ancestral sleuths, learn tips from others. All nationalities discussed. (401) 231-4980; info@mohrlibrary.org; www.mohrlibrary.org.

To see photos of past events, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/johnstonhistorical.

Note: Our museum barn is open Tuesdays 9-11am and 6:30-8:30pm; Thursdays, 2-5pm; for those who would like to visit the museum or examine the society's collection of printed materials. Just in case, call ahead to confirm we're here.


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Updated August 2017