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Party At Daggett’s

Newly minted president George Washington made his fourth and final visit to Providence in August of 1790 following Rhode Island’s ratification of the Constitution. Hard to imagine Washington, along with Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, striding down Benefit Street just having himself a good ol’ time. According to (citing a piece by historian John […]

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Spotlight On Gilbert Stuart

Speaking of filmmaker Jim Wolpaw, his film “First Face: The Buck Starts Here” — the story of Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington —  is scheduled for broadcast on PBS during President’s week.  He and partner Steve Gentile investigate the most famous American portrait that no one knows anything about. (Of course, finding Americans who

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