Shipwreck! Finding the Revenge and Other Naval Disasters
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Shipwreck! Finding the Revenge and Other Naval Disasters

Some 3,000 shipwrecks have been documented off Rhode Island's coastline.  Local divers Charles C. Buffum, Jr. and Craig Harger will be discussing the wreck of Oliver Hazard Perry's 1811 naval schooner the U.S.S. Revenge, which they discovered, as well as other notable local shipwrecks.  A pop up exhibit examining the history of Narragansett's Life Saving Station will be available for viewing before and after the program.

Presented in partnership with the Narragansett Historical Society and The Towers, this program is part of the Center's series "Resilient Rhode Island: Disasters & Determination in the Ocean State."  The series is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeds, supports and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

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The Chestnut Blight: An Ecological Disaster with a Hopeful Outlook
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Chestnut Blight: An Ecological Disaster with a Hopeful Outlook

Kendra Collins, New England Regional Science Coordinator at The American Chestnut Foundation, will share the story of the loss of the American chestnut from our landscape, as well as the hopeful efforts to bring back the species.  Join the South County History Center and our partners at the South Kingstown Land Trust as we learn about one of the largest ecological disasters ever to hit the United States and its impact on eastern forests.  A potluck supper will precede the lecture at 6 p.m.

This program is presented as part of the Center's series "Resilient Rhode Island: Disasters & Determination in the Ocean State."  The series is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeds, supports and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

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