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Unfortunate Ends

  • South County History Center 2636 Kingstown Road Kingston, RI 02881 (map)

Local historian Bob Geake will discuss the evolution of the obituary in local papers and reveal how those death notices reflected the day-to-day dangers that people faced in early Rhode Island as well as the eccentric and unusual obituaries that found their way into print.

This program is presented as part of the Center's series "Eternal Rest: Death, Mourning and Memorials."  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 Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.