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George E Matteson: The Man and His Maps

Date: SaturdayMarch 18, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Quonochontaug Grange Hall

5662 Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813

Rhode Island mapmaker George Matteson was a forest ranger for over 40 years, serving as a search and rescue specialist. His wonderful mid-twentieth century maps of several RI towns and villages, beautifully illustrated with local landmarks, legends, and folklore, hang in pictorial map collections locally and abroad. Join us as Matteson’s grandson, Paul St. Amand, conscientious custodian of his grandfather’s extraordinary collection, and Steve and Linda Kornatz of the Scituate Preservation Society present a program to reveal more about this mapmaker who spent a lifetime surveying the backwoods, digging into local legends, and preserving our rich history.

This event is co-hosted by the Charlestown, Richmond, Quonochontaug, and Westerly Historical Societies and the Friends of Quonochontaug Grange.

Admission is free; Donations gratefully accepted.

On the HopArts Trail

                                     Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2022

                                                       Time: 10 AM - 4 PM

                              Place: Bell School Museum, 5 Townhouse Rd, Richmond

RHS member and woodworking artist Peter Stetson is on the HopArts Trail this year and will be showcasing and selling his wares from the Bell School! Come visit Pete and and also see firsthand the recent renovation and fall decoration at our museum.

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Shannock Village History & Walking Tour

                                              SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022

                                                             12 PM - 2PM

                                       232 Shannock Village Rd, Shannock, RI 02875


After living and working toward the revitalization and preservation of Shannock Village for over 40 years, Sanford Neuschatz will provide an update on the progress that has been made and what the future holds. A history through 10 generations of the Clarke Family will be presented through a slide show with numerous historic images to help understand how the village began and evolved, followed by a tour of the Joshua Clarke House and former Gristmill and a stroll through the village.

Cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. Parking is available "alongside where the former Shannock Memorial VFW used to be". Rain date is Sunday, October 23, 12:00-2:00 PM.

Parking available in the former VFW lot.

For more information and if you wish to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page:

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