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.

May 29, 2019
General Meeting
7pm
Grayce Moorhead, Associate Director of the Mohr Memorial Library, will give a presentation on genealogy.

June 1, 2019
Civil War Encampment
9am-5pm
Featuring Battery "B" 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery. Refreshments. Details TBA. Rain date: June 2.

June 5, 2019
Clean (History) Day on the Greenway
6-8pm

JHS is partnering with the Woonasquatucket Watershed Council for a history walk and clean-up event. We'll be walking from the Manton neighborhood (actual departure point TBD) to the Clemence Irons House, which will be open. We'll pick up trash on the way back. Rain date: June 6.

June 26, 2019
General Meeting
7pm
Robert A. Geake, board member and archivist at the Warwick Historical Society, will give a talk entitled "A Separate War of Independence: The Militias Struggle to Retain Independence in the American Revolution."

We will also be holding an executive board election at this meeting. Some positions will be open, but any member in good standing (ie: dues paid up-to-date) may run for any position on the board. The positions are as follows:

If you are interested in running, please email Tim Kee, head of the Nominating Committee, at twkee@mac.com, so that he may add your name to the slate.

July and August
Summer Hiatus—Executive Board meetings and General meetings are suspended for the summer. Have fun everyone!

Fall—Date TBD
JHS Tag Sale
8am-12pm
JHS Headquarters, 101 Putnam Pike, Johnston. Need some stuff? Come by our headquarters and see all the great stuff we have for sale. Or maybe you have some stuff you don't need anymore. You can donate that stuff to us, and we'll sell it! Proceeds from the sale benefit the Johnston Historical Society. A detailed listing will be posted to Craigslist under "garage sales" the week of the sale.

September 15, 2019
Open House Fundraiser
Shang Bailey Road House, 2737 Hartford Avenue. Details TBD.

September 25, 2019
General Meeting
Patrick Donovan from Varnum Armory will be our speaker.

October 30, 2019
General Meeting
7pm
Slater Mill docent Carl Johnson will give a talk titled "Lovecraft: Rhode island's (In?)Famous Son," focusing on the horror writer's relationship with his home state.

December 4, 2019
General Meeting
7pm
Our speaker will be Etta Tramonti, Outreach Director, Stephen Hopkins House.

January 26, 2020
2pm
Special Sunday meeting. Arthur Ianelli will tell us about Ramstail Factory, Rhode Island's only "official" haunted place.

February 23, 2020
2pm
Special Sunday meeting. Steve Merolla will present The Bordens of Neutaconkanut Hill Part II.

March 25, 2020
General Meeting
7pm
Tony Carlino will be our speaker, telling us something about Roger Williams.

April 29, 2020
General Meeting
7pm
Food historian David Stone will talk about his recent books, Lost Restaurants of Providence and Lost Restaurants of Newport.

May 27, 2020
General Meeting
7pm
Speaker TBD.

June 24, 2020
General Meeting
7pm
Speaker TBD.

July and August
Summer Hiatus—Executive Board meetings and General meetings are suspended for the summer. Have fun everyone!

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; and Thursdays, 2-5pm; and the first and third Saturdays of each month, 9-11am, for those who would like to visit the museum or examine the society's collection of printed materials. Both the museum and Elijah Angell House continue to be open by appointment—we always welcome visits by interested individuals or groups. Just shoot us an email at history@jhs.necoxmail.com, or leave a message at (401) 231-3380 to set one up.


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Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 02919, (401) 231-3380, johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com
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Updated May 2019