2016-2017 Program

Note: In order to advance the Association's quest to involve our youth, the Directors voted
to pay the admission fee for children 12 years and under to any of the following events.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016     11:00 AM
THE GENERAL NATHANAEL GREENE HOMESTEAD
We will gather at 11:00am to tour the Nathanael Green Homestead, 50 Taft Street in Coventry, RI. Known as Spell Hall, this was the home of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene from 1770 to 1783. $2. Following our tour and a brief meeting, we will have lunch at the Cowesett Inn. RSVP by September 1 to 401-567-0088 or katemospaw@aol.com.

Directions: From Rte. 95, take Exit 7 to Warwick W/Coventry; right onto New London Tpk.; left onto Arnold Rd.; right onto RI-3N; left onto Pilgrim Ave.; third right onto Centre St.; left onto Taft St.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016     10:45 AM
FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM AND WEE FAERIE VILLAGE
Be sure and bring the children along to the Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, CT at 10:45am to visit the Museum grounds, home to the Wee Faerie Village, where we will explore over 30 handcrafted, faerie-sized homes based on this year's theme: A Flutter in Time – Faeries Around the World and Across the Ages, as well as the Griswold House Museum, home of American Impressionism and the special exhibitions in the Krieble Gallery. This is a visit to bring a smile to the faces of young and old. $12. We will have lunch across the street at the Old Lyme Inn. The restaurant requires a headcount at least two weeks prior to the event, so RSVP by September 15 to 401-567-0088 or katemospaw@aol.com.

Directions: From I-95 South, take Exit 70; right at bottom of ramp; Museum is 2nd building on the left. From I-95 North, take Exit 70; left at bottom of ramp onto Rte. 156; right at 2nd light onto Halls Rd.; continue to the end, then left onto Lyme St.; Museum is 2nd building on the left.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016     11:00 AM
FOUNDER'S DAY SERVICE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN AMERICA
We will observe Founder's Day at First Baptist Church in America at 75 North Main Street in Providence, RI at the 11:00am service. Following coffee and conversation in the church basement after the service and a brief meeting, we will proceed to lunch at Gregg's Restaurant. RSVP by October 21 to 401-567-0088 or katemospaw@aol.com.

Directions: First Baptist Church in America is located at the corner of North Main and Waterman Streets. From I-95 North or South take Exit 22A, following the signs to Downtown and Memorial Boulevard; follow Memorial Blvd. to the river; left onto Washington St.; the church is visible directly ahead. From the west, follow Rte. 6 to the exit for Downtown Providence to Memorial Blvd, etc. Parking can be difficult so plan arrival time accordingly.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016     11:00 AM
MUSEUM OF WORK AND CULTURE
We will gather at 11:00am at the Museum of Work and Culture, 255 Main Street in Woonsocket's historic Market Square. The Museum tells the story of French Canadian immigrants who left Quebec to come to work in the mills and factories of the city. $6. Following our guided tour we will have lunch at nearby Ciro's Tavern. RSVP by November 11 to 401-567-0088 or katemospaw@aol.com.

Directions: From Providence and south, take 1-95 North and exit to Rte. 146 North. Follow Rte. 146 to Rte. 146A; Rte. 146A will bring you to Park Square. Continue straight at that set of lights and the next set. With Union Cemetery on your left, take a right at the light onto South Main St. Continue into Market Square. The Museum will be on your right after you cross the river.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016     2:00 PM
HOLIDAY PARTY
We will hold our annual holiday party and reception at the festively decorated home of Marilyn and Clifford Brown, 180 Brown Street in Providence, RI. We will enjoy a seasonal music presentation, followed by Christmas Carols, a short business meeting, and our traditional Victorian tea.

Directions: From Rte. 95 North or South, take Exit 22A following signs to Downtown Providence and Memorial Blvd.; from the west, follow Rte. 6 to exit for Downtown Providence and Memorial Blvd. In both cases, follow Memorial Blvd. to the river. Turn left onto Washington St., which becomes Waterman St. Proceed up the hill to Brown St., just beyond the summit. Turn left and proceed 7 blocks to Keene St. The Brown residence is on the far left (northwest) corner of Brown and Keene.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017     11:00 AM
CLOUDS HILL VICTORIAN HOUSE MUSEUM
We will gather at 11:00am at Clouds Hill, 4157 Post Road in East Greenwich, RI. A private home, Clouds Hill is also a museum which opens to the public. Originally built as a wedding present for Elizabeth Slater on her marriage to Alfred Reed, Jr., the home has remained in the same family and is now owned by Elizabeth's great granddaughter, Anne. Anne's family tree includes many notable Rhode Island families, including ours! $8.  Following our tour and a brief meeting, we will have lunch at Besos Kitchen. RSVP by April 14 to 401-567-0088 or katemospaw@aol.com.

Directions: From Rte. 95 take Exit 10/Route117 East. Turn right onto Rte.1 South/Post Road. Clouds Hill is about 1.5 miles – watch for the sign.

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017     10:45AM
PROVIDENCE RIVER BOAT TOUR
We will gather at 10:45am at The Providence River Boat Company dock at The Hot Club, 575 South Water Street in Providence, RI. We will discover the historic and contemporary milestones of Providence's waterways during this fun, informative, fully narrated tour.  Explore the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor as the captain highlights historical, nautical, and architectural points of interest. Surfandsunshine.com lists this as one of "7 Must See Nautical Tours in the US" (and the only one in New England!). $15. Following our tour we will proceed to the Cav Restaurant for brunch and a brief meeting. Due to the highly limited number of spaces on this tour, RSVP by May 11 to 401-567-0088 or katemospaw@aol.com.

Directions: From Rte. 95 or Rte. 6 take the exit for Downtown Providence/Memorial Blvd. Continue on Memorial Blvd. along the river and take a left onto S Water St./US-44E. Look for the Hot Club on your right.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017     11:00 AM
GREEN ANIMALS AND FOUNDERS BROOK PARK
We will gather at 11:00am for a self-guided tour of Green Animals, 380 Cory's Lane in Portsmouth, RI and then proceed to nearby Founders Brook Park off Boyd's Lane. Green Animals is the oldest and northernmost topiary garden in the United States and contains over 80 pieces. It is owned and maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport County. $12. Next we will drive to visit Founders Brook Park with its memorials to Anne Hutchinson and the Portsmouth Compact signed in 1638 where we will hold our annual meeting and enjoy a picnic. Although the park has "sitting stones" it is recommended that everyone bring a folding chair along with their lunch. RSVP by June 16 to 401-567-0088 or katemospaw@aol.com.

Directions: From Rte. 95 take the exit for Rte. 195-S and continue to Exit 2 Warren/Newport. You will be on MA-136 briefly until it becomes RI-136. Continue on Rte. 136 taking a right onto Metacom Ave. Take a slight left onto Ferry St./RI-114. Continue on Rte. 114 taking a right onto West Main Rd. Take a right onto Cory's Lane and continue to Green Animals.

 


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