RWNM Celebrates Birthday

(10.22) The Roger Williams National Memorial will be celebrating its 57th year this Saturday and they are throwing a party for everyone . . . even Quakers. Mr. Williams will be on hand to answer your questions about early colonial life, the Narragansetts, or maybe the Massachusetts Bay Colony (ugh). The National Park Service has more details:

On October 22, 1965, Congress established the Roger Williams National Memorial to commemorate the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom.  

From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2022, original 17th century documents and artifacts from the collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society and Rhode Island Secretary of State’s office will be on display. Roger Williams, himself, will be there to answer all your questions. At 2:30 p.m., there will be cake and cider! 

All the events will take place at the Hahn Memorial, located in the Roger Williams National Memorial. Formerly known as the Roger Williams Spring Park, the Hahn Memorial was created in the 1930s when religious freedom around the world was under attack. The Hahn Memorial honors the first person of Jewish heritage elected to public office in Providence. 

(Earn that cake and lend a hand with the annual fall cleanup earlier in the day from 9am to 1pm. The memorial will supply gloves, rakes, brooms, etc. for raking, sweeping, and picking up branches. For more info contact park ranger Sparkle Bryant at e-mail us or call 401.318.4581.)

Birthday party, free, 1pm to 4pm, Saturday, October 22, RWNM, 282 North Main Street, (directions)

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