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Digging Up East Providence History: An Informal Gathering
February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Come share your memories of growing up in East Providence between 10:00 and 11:45am today in the Weaver Library Conference Room.
Drop in and meet Susan Cady, a local contributor of articles to the East Providence Historical Society, who is digging up E.P. history. An avid researcher, Susan has extensive knowledge of East Providence’s past.
Was your family’s house or business moved before I-195 was dug out (late 1950s)? Susan invites you to come see the RIDOT plats and the locations of homes and businesses before the big dig.
Numerous bridges across I-195 were named for veterans. Were they your classmates in school? Hear their stories.
Do you have photos of Halliday’s Hardware and Wayside Furniture Co. next to the Hollywood Theater (1930s-1950s) or the Atlantic gas station across from Newman Congregational Church (1950-60s)? Feel free to bring these and any old scrapbooks with news and photos of the old grammar schools once in the center of East Providence.
Unable to attend? There will be another session on Wednesday, February 20th from 10 -11:45am or email Susan at digsEPhistory@hotmail.com to share your stories.