Monday, September 19th Meeting: Nancy Carroll - " Songs of History "
Join us on Monday, September 19th, as Nancy Carroll takes us on a musical journey that brings local history to life, evoking a whaling adventure, East Greenwich taverns, a Main Street heroine, and much more!
Nancy Carroll's background includes educational degrees of a Bachrlor of Arts in Music from Rhode Islsnd College and Masters Degree in both Music and in Choral Conducting from The Boston Conservatory. During that time She was also a dancer and Wardrobe Mistress for New England College's Renaissance and Baroque dance productions. In 1982 she joined the Community College of Rhode Island's Music Faculty, teaching all theory and history courses and directing its Chorus and Chamber Ensemble. Ms. Carroll first won recognition when she became winner of the the ri76 Ballad Song Contest. Her ongoing project is to find unusual stories in RI's history and set them to songs which can now be found at RhodyVoices.com.
The meeting begins at 6:30 PM with a potluck supper at the Old Jail at 110 King Street. The program begins at 7:30 PM. Sue Curado will take your call at 884-4643 to indicate your preference of contribution towards the meal and to reserve your seat. Or you may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come meet and greet your friends!
Join us in October as our meeting takes us to the Steam and Wireless Museum! Stay tuned....
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History of the
East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society
When the Colonel Micah Whitmarsh House (the Brick House) on Main Street, East Greenwich, was to be razed to make way for a parking lot, a number of the townsfolk foresaw what the future might hold. Already the Old Town Hall had disappeared and a number of lovely old houses had been demolished to make way for the nondescript purposes. The whole character of the town was going to change if this continued.
In 1967 the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society was formed, primarily to acquire and save the Brick House. The building was refurbished, financed with money obtained from dues, donations, grants and bank loans, and became a working asset of the town.
In 1969 the "Olde Gaol" or "Old Jail" on King Street was scheduled to be torn down or moved to change the traffic pattern on Water Street. The Society rallied in support of the Jail, purchased the structure and it remains on its original site as the Society's headquarters.
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