Roger Williams National Memorial

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 …

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Flower Planting At RWNM

(5.15) Help wanted. The staff of the Roger Williams National Memorial is recruiting volunteers to help prepare flower beds and plant flowers. The memorial will provide gloves, trowels, and supplies. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing for working outdoors. (Facebook event page.) To protect the health of those who live, work, …

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Downtown Sundown Music At RWNM

(7.21) The weather looks great for enjoying free, live music on the beautiful grounds of the Roger Williams National Memorial. (Facebook event page.) Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic basket and sit on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy a free acoustic concert. There is …

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RW National Memorial — Shop Here And Learn Something

Don’t forget the gift shop at the Roger Williams National Memorial (RWNM) when out shopping this week. They have the best selection of books on 17th-century Rhode Island/New England around, for both adults and children. They have also designed some great t-shirts, coffee mugs, and caps. Here’s something to consider with your family this week: …

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Providence Folk Festival At RWNM

(8.27) The fourth annual Providence Folk Festival takes place Sunday at the Roger Williams National Memorial. Two stages this year. (Facebook event.) Main Stage: Cardboard Ox-MC/Quahog Quire/Wilbur Hill/Chris Monti Trio/Slackwater String Band/Cardboard Ox/Dan Lilley and the Keepers w/ Amy Bedard/Chris and Meredith Thompson/Pamela Means Band/Chris Trapper Go to Facebook for Songcrafter Stage and schedule of …

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Providence Folk Festival — Roger Williams Memorial

(8.28) I doubt Roger would have approved of this bacchanal being held on the Sabbath, but neither would he have called in the civil authorities. Yay Rog. The Roger Williams National Memorial will be hosting the 3rd annual Providence Folk Festival — Sunday from noon to 6pm — on two stages. And it’s free. Who’s …

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Blacksmithing At RW National Memorial

(8.8) On Saturday experts from the Steel Yard will share their knowledge and passion for the old world craft of Blacksmithing at Roger Williams National Memorial. Forging a plow, a sword or just repairing a door hinge, blacksmithing is one of the most important skills learned by humans. This artisan skill, the ability to shape …

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Original Roger Williams Letter On Display

(3.19) Catch the third of five letters written in Roger Williams’ own hand at the Roger Williams National Memorial tomorrow night. RWMN staff collaborated with the RI Historical Society to connect visitors with history via five letters displayed over five months. In this letter, Rog (as I affectionately call him) is trying to resolve conflicts …

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National Park Service Meeting Tonight

Reminder — Roger Williams National Memorial Site Manager Jennifer Gonsalves invites the public for comment on future plans for the historic site, located between Canal and North Main at Smith Street. She will discuss the findings of a recent study performed for the National Park Service according to which, . . . none of the …

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Liberty Of Conscience — It Started Here

Meet Jennifer Gonsalves, site manager of the Roger Williams National Memorial on North Main Street. She has posted a notice on the side blog that I feel merits greater attention. It reads in part, . . . we have just completed the final draft of a Cultural Landscape Report for the site. The Cultural Landscape …

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