2019-2020 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.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019       9:00AM-4:00PM
"ROGER WAS HERE" — SMITH CASTLE
A day-long seminar of the life of our Founder, Roger Williams, at Cocumscussoc featuring presenters Timothy Cranston, Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, Robert A. Geake, Stanley Lemons, John McNiff, Loren Spears, and author James Warren. Students & Seniors $10.00. General Admission $35.00 Continental breakfast and lunch included.
RSVP by September 14th to
dmw888@me.com or 401-418-9971.

    GPS: Smith Castle, 55 Richard Smith Dr., North Kingstown, RI. Directions: From Rte. 95S, take exit 9; merge left onto Rte. 4S toward No. Kingstown. Take exit 7B-A toward Quonset/Rte. 403; keep right onto Rte. 403E to Quonset. Take exit toward Post Rd./Rte. 1; keep right on Post Rd. toward Wickford. Left onto Richard Smith Dr.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2019       11:00AM
"FOUNDER'S DAY" —  FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
We will observe reverence for Founder Roger Williams, who pioneered the Baptist Religion in 1638. Church Service is at 11:00AM. After service, we'll proceed to Gregg's Restaurant for lunch, followed by a brief meeting.
RSVP by October 19th to
dmw888@me.com or 401-418-9971.

    GPS: First Baptist Church, 75 North Main St., Providence, RI. Directions: From Rte. 95 take exit 22A, following the signs to Downtown/Memorial Blvd. Follow Memorial Blvd. to the river. Turn left onto Washington St. The church is visible directly ahead (at the corner of No. Main and Waterman Sts.). Parking can be difficult, so plan travel time accordingly.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019       11:30AM
"HAVE YOU MET OUR GRANDFATHER?" — PASCOAG LIBRARY
RWFA President Kate Lambert will present an informative whimsical slideshow at Pascoag Library, outlining the biography of our grandfather, Roger Williams. We will then gather for a meeting and lunch at Serio's Pizzarama at 405 Church St. in Pascoag.
RSVP by November 2nd to
dmw888@me.com or 401-418-9971.

    GPS: Pascoag Library, 57 Church St., Pascoag, RI. Directions: From Rte. 295 take exit 7B onto Rte. 44W in Smithfield. Continue through Greenville and Glocester until Chepachet rotary, picking up Rte. 100 into Pascoag. Turn left at Dunkin', then right at library sign onto Church St. Library is third building on the right.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019       2:00PM
HOLIDAY PARTY — BROWN RESIDENCE
We will hold our annual holiday party and reception at the festively decorated home of Marilyn and Clifford Brown in Providence, RI. We will enjoy a seasonal musical presentation followed by Christmas Carols, a short business meeting, and a traditional Victorian Tea.

    GPS: 180 Brown St., Providence, RI. Directions: From north or south, take Rte. 95; take exit 22A, following signs to Downtown Providence/Memorial Blvd. From west, follow Rte. 6 to exit for Downtown Providence/Memorial Blvd. In all 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 its summit. Turn left onto Brown St. and proceed seven blocks to Keene St. The Brown residence is on the far left (northwest) corner of Brown and Keene Sts.


FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020       1:00PM
RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE TOUR
Join us at our state capitol, home of The Independent Man, for a free tour beginning in the Library on the 2nd floor, encompassing the 1663 Charter Museum (including Roger Williams' artifacts), the Senate Chamber, magnificent paintings, murals, and marble. Parking should be available in the executive legislative lot; street parking is also available. Following the tour we will proceed to dine at Jacky's Waterplace, valeting cars, at 200 Exchange St.
RSVP by June 13th to
dmw888@me.com or call 401-418-9971.

    GPS: State House, 82 Smith St., Providence, RI. Directions: From Rte. 295N, take exit 9 toward Rte. 6/Providence/Hartford CT. Keep right to merge with Rte. 6E; keep right toward Downtown Providence/Memorial Blvd. Turn left onto Francis St. Turn right onto Gaspee St. Turn left onto Smith St. From Rte. 95N, take exit 23 onto Rte. 146 toward State Offices/Rte. 44. Continue on State St. toward State Offices. Turn right onto Smith St.


SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2020       11:00AM
CHEPIWANOXET BAYFRONT
Hear the stories of our Williams ancestors who lived at Chepiwanoxet since 1910, as told by cousin and local historian, Neil Williams Ross, from his lovely beachfront summer cottage on Greenwich Bay. Bring a picnic lunch and lawn chair for a brief meeting and history talk. Bring sneakers if you'd enjoy a hike around the "Chepi" Island. Chepiwanoxet was left by the last glacier 10,000 years ago, and is the site of several firsts: Narragansett Indian summer campsite, early beachside resort (c. 1890s), Gallaudet Seaplane factory (1915), DYER Boats (1930), AMTROL Corporation (1946), the first true marina built in our state (c. 1956), and now Warwick City Park (1994).
RSVP by July 5th to
dmw888@me.com or call 401-418-9971.

    GPS: 90 Herbert St., Warwick/East Greenwich, RI 02818. Direction: Take Rte. 295S to Rte. 95S. Take exit 1A onto Rte. 113W toward West Warwick. Make a U-turn at RI Mall/CCRI. Turn right onto Greenwich Ave. At the roundabout in Apponaug, take the second exit onto Post Rd. Turn left onto Chepiwanoxet Way and the yellow cottage will be on the right side. From Rte. 95N take exit 8A onto Rte. 2S towards Rte. 4/East Greenwich. Turn left onto Division St., then take a slight left to stay on Division St. Turn left onto Post Rd. Turn right onto Chepiwanoxet Way and the yellow cottage will be on the right side.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020       10:30AM
SEEKONK RIVER EXPLORER RIVER TOUR
Retrace the path and see the views where Roger Williams stepped onto the Rhode Island shores for the first time from the Seekonk River. The cruise is $20 per person. We will meet at the launch site, left of Al's Waterfront Restaurant at Lewis Park, 28 Water St., East Providence, RI. Family members and their guests are welcome to join for lunch after the cruise at Al's Waterfront followed by a brief meeting.
RSVP by August 15th to
dmw888@me.com or call 401-418-9971.

    GPS: Al's Waterfront Restaurant, 28 Water St., East Providence, RI: From Rte. 6E, exit to Rte. 95S. Keep right to merge with Rte. 195E toward East Providence/Cape Cod. Take exit 4 onto Rte. 44E toward Riverside. Keep right toward Riverside, then turn right onto Mauren Ave. Turn right onto Water St. From Rte. 95N, take exit 19 to merge onto Rte. 195E. Take exit 4 onto Rte. 44E toward Riverside. Keep right toward Riverside, then turn right onto Mauren Ave. Turn right onto Water St.

 


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