Author name: Richard Talipsky

Sept 21, 2023 – Jim Garman Talks About Hurricanes

Aquidneck Island has been subjected to a number of devastating hurricanes since colonial days. Over 70 people heard Town Historian Jim Garman talk about what it was like in the aftermath of the ‘38 and ‘54 hurricanes on the 85th anniversary of the 1938 hurricane.  This lecture included numerous photographs showing the serious damage done to […]

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September 10, 2023 – Family Fun Day at the Museum

 September 10, 2023. The Portsmouth Historical Society sponsored a Family Fun Day at the Museum. The free event included a ’living history’ display in the Society’s 1725 “Southermost” Schoolhouse as well as colonial games with prizes.   They met Schoolmaster James Preston who served as the first teacher and lived in the cellar of the school

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