We will observe Founders' Day at the First Baptist Church in America, 75 North Main Street, Providence, RI. This
will be a very special day in the life of this congregation, founded by our ancestor, since this service will mark
the beginning of the Church's celebration of its 375th anniversary. The guest preacher at the 11:00 service will
be the Rev. Dr. Walter Sherden, a Baptist minister and historian from Mercer University. There will be a deli
lunch provided at 12:30, which will be followed by a brief meeting, including an update by our president on the RI State 1663 Charter Commission. Please call Barbara McCurdy at 682-2404 or Anne Prokopowicz at 785-2512
if you plan to join us for lunch.
Directions: The First Baptist Church in America is located at the corner of North Main and Waterman Streets in
downtown Providence. From north or south, leave I-95 at Exit 22a, following signs to Downtown and Memorial Boulevard. Follow Memorial Boulevard to the river; turn left onto Washington Street. The church is visible
directly ahead. From the west, follow Route 6 to the exit for downtown Providence to Memorial Boulevard, etc.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012 — 5:00 PM
ADDRESS BY JOHN BARRY
Association members are invited to an address by John Barry, author of Roger Williams and the Making of the American Soul, at Roger Williams University.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012 — 10:30 AM
LIPPITT HOUSE MANSION
Tour of the Governor Henry Lippitt House museum, 199 Hope Street, Providence, RI. Henry Lippitt, 1818-1891,
was the 33rd Governor of Rhode Island, and a descendant of Roger Williams. His house (built in 1865) and designated as a National historic Landmark, is a fine example of an original 19th century high style Victorian
home. After we finish the tour, we will have a brief business meeting at the Lippitt House. We will then travel to Gregg's Restaurant for lunch.
Directions: The museum is located at 199 Hope Street at the corner of Angell Street. From north or south, leave I-95 at Exit 22a, following signs to Downtown and Memorial Boulevard. From the west, follow Route 6 to
the exit for downtown Providence to Memorial Boulevard. In all cases, follow Memorial Boulevard to the river; turn left onto Washington. This becomes Waterman Street in a couple of blocks. Follow Waterman Street up
the hill and go approximately a mile to Hope Street. Turn left onto Hope Street, and the museum is the second
building on your right. Parking may be available on Angell Street west of Hope, and on side streets east of the Lippitt House Mansion.
Directions to Gregg's Restaurant (1303 North Main Street): From the Lippitt House Mansion, follow hope Street
to Olney Street (the second traffic light). Turn left onto Olney and proceed to the end of Olney at North Main.
Turn right onto North Main, and follow about a mile to Gregg's, which is located on the right just before the Pawtucket line.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2012 — 2:00 PM
We will hold our annual holiday party and reception at the home of Marilyn and Clifford Brown, 180 Brown Street,
Providence, RI., appropriately decorated for the season. We will enjoy a seasonal musical presentation, followed by Christmas carols, a short business meeting, and our traditional Victorian tea.
Directions: From north or south, leave I-95 at Exit 22a, following signs to Downtown and Memorial Boulevard. From the west, follow Route 6 to the exit for downtown Providence to Memorial Boulevard. In all three cases,
follow Memorial Boulevard to the river; turn left onto Washington. This becomes Waterman Street. Follow Waterman Street up the hill to Brown Street just beyond its summit. Turn left onto Brown Street and proceed
seven blocks to Keene Street. 180 Brown is on the far left (northwest) corner of Brown and Keene.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013 — 1:00 PM
RISD MUSEUM OF ART
Tour of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI. We will tour the museum's collection, which contains works by Monet, Degas, Picasso, and many other important world artists.
There is a famous collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. A great deal of Rhode Island history can also be found here. The Gorham Silver Company has an exhibit of the famous sterling silver made in Providence during
the 19th and 20th centuries. There are also fine examples of furniture made in Newport, RI, by the Goddard and Townsend families. Following the tour, we will repair to Prospect Park Terrace on Congdon Street for
refreshments and a brief business meeting. Please bring a folding chair! Weather backup (snow, cold): we will repair to 180 Brown Street.
Directions: The museum is located at 224 Benefit Street in Providence, between Waterman and College Streets. From north or south, leave I-95 at Exit 22a, following signs to Downtown and Memorial Boulevard.
From the west, follow Route 6 to the exit for downtown Providence to Memorial Boulevard. In all cases, follow Memorial Boulevard to the river; turn left onto Washington. This becomes Waterman Street in a couple of
blocks at the foot of the hill. Follow Waterman Street up the hill one block. Turn right onto Benefit, and the Museum is immediately on you right.
Directions to Prospect Park Terrace: Go on Benefit Street to either Waterman or College Streets. Go up the hill
one block to Prospect Street. Turn left on Prospect. Proceed to Cushing Street and turn left again for one block to Congdon Street. Turn right onto Congdon and Prospect Park is ahead on the left. If inclement weather,
continue on Prospect Street, crossing Cushing, and proceed to Keene Street. Turn right onto Keene for one block to Brown Street. 180 Brown is the brick house on the near left corner of Keene and Brown.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013 — 11:00 AM
We will meet at the Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT. This 1654 farm was the home of
George Denison, one of the earliest settlers of Mystic. The 1717 farmhouse was restored by the noted architect
and architectural historian J. Frederick Kelly in 1946. A tour of the house, now a museum, will be offered for seniors and students for $4.00 per person. After the tour, we will go to a nearby restaurant for a lunch and
Directions to the Denison Homestead: From the north: take I-95 to Exit 90. Turn right onto Whitehall Avenue,
then turn right onto Jerry Browne Road and continue for one mile. Turn Right on Pequotsepos Road. Denison Homestead is located one half mile down on the right. From the south, take Exit 90 off I-95 and turn left onto
Whitehall Avenue, and follow the above directions.
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 — 10:00 AM
WILLIAMS DAUGHTERS GRAVESITE VISIT
We will visit the graves of two of Roger Williams' daughters, Mary (Williams) Sayles at Easton Cemetery in Middletown, and Freeborn (Williams) Hart Clarke at Clifton Cemetery in Newport. Please be at the parking lot
behind the United Congregational Church (Next to the John Clarke Nursing Center) at 600 Valley Road in Middletown at 10:00 AM to join other members for a bus tour of Newport to the two graves. The bus will return
to the parking lot, and we will enjoy a self-catered picnic lunch in the Garden Room of the John Clarke retirement Center next door to the church parking lot. Please call Dot White at 849-3841 or Anne Prokopowicz
at 785-2512 if you plan to join us.
Directions to Valley Road: A. From the north and east, go over Mount Hope Bridge and follow Rte 114 south (or
over the Sakonnet River Bridge on Route 24 south; Rte 24 will join Rte 114). Proceed down 114 from the junction of Rte 24 for about 5 and a quarter miles. Take a left on Valley Road at a (closed) Modern Furniture
Company. Go straight on Valley Road through two traffic lights. Immediately after the second light, take the
third driveway on the left to the John Clarke Center at 600 Valley Road. Go up the hill to the parking lot behind
the Congregational Church. B. From the west or north, cross the Pell Bridge and take the second exit. This will
bring you to a light facing the JaiLi (HiLi) Courts. Turn left at this light. Go straight on this road (which changes
its name from Kalbus to Miantonomi) to the third light. Turn right onto Valley Road (Rte 214). Turn left at the third driveway to the John Clarke Center at 600 Valley Road. Go up the hill to the parking lot behind the
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 — 11:00 AM
ROGER WILLIAMS MEMORIAL
We will gather at the Roger Williams Memorial Park between North Main and Canal Streets for a presentation by Park Ranger John McNiff, and a planned dedication of a replacement plaque commemorating the founding of the
City of Providence in 1966. This new plaque, donated by the Roger Williams Family Association, will replace the
original plaque dedicated in 1936 and stolen by vandals. The ceremony will be followed by a picnic lunch at the Memorial Park.
Directions: From north or south, leave I-95 at Exit 22a, following signs to Downtown and Memorial Boulevard. From the west, follow Route 6 to the exit for downtown Providence to Memorial Boulevard. In all cases, follow
Memorial Boulevard to the river; turn left onto Washington. Turn left in two blocks onto North Main. Follow North Main to the second traffic light, which is Smith Street. Turn left onto Smith, and then immediately left
onto Canal Street. The Park entrance is directly on your left.
FRIDAY, JULY 12 THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013—