Streets of SK: The Meanings Behind the Monikers
Mar
1
6:30 pm18:30

Streets of SK: The Meanings Behind the Monikers

  • Kingston Free Library

Ministerial, Kersey and Biscuit City?  Have you ever wondered how the streets of South Kingstown got their names?  Join us as we explore the backstories on some of the area’s uniquely-labeled lanes.

Presented in partnership with the Kingston Free Library, this program is free and open to the public.

World War II Rhode Island
Jun
17
2:00 pm14:00

World War II Rhode Island

  • Kingston Free Library

Christian McBurney will give the first lecture on his new book World War II Rhode Island.  The state’s contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size.  They included the Northeast’s largest naval air station at Quonset Point (with key support at Charlestown); a special, top-secret German POW camp was based in Narragansett; and civilians, including for the first time many women, did their part by manufacturing military equipment and warships.  The talk will start with the scare of an enemy raid after Pearl Harbor and end with the war’s final German U-boat sunk off Point Judith.

Presented in partnership with the Kingston Free Library, this program is free and open to the public.

Photo: WAVES report to duty at the Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, in a Quonset hut, July 24, 1945.