October 5, 2022

East Providence Historical Society News


East Providence Historical Society News

“2nd Sunday” Summer Open House : Aug. 14
1pm - 3:30 pm

Clang, Clang, Clang Goes The Trolley

Hikes at Hunt’s : 1:30 at the Gazebo
Family Games: 1 - 3PM
Rumford Junction Band : 2:30 at the Gazebo

John Hunt Museum - 65 Hunts Mills Road - 02916

Did you know that Hunt’s Mills had its own trolley line off Pleasant Street in 1901? And that the amusement park was so popular by 1911, a “back door line” needed to be built from Taunton Avenue over the 10 Mile River at Eldon Street, straight to the Park? Three EPHS members, Jesse Albright, Reinhard Wolgemuth, and Bruce Remick have contribut-ed to this summer’s exhibit, a look at the trolley/rail system in early East Providence. Come marvel at the “Sharpest RR Curve in the World” at Watchemoket and the begin-nings and endings of EP’s trolley system from 1890 - 1945.

“Spaces And Places In RI ” - For Sale! The entire private collection of Leonard Ianacone‘s art work goes on sale September 11 at Hunt’s Mills and October 1 at Weaver Library. In September 2019, the Historical Society received the gift of Len’s works, dating from the 1970’s. He spent many hours sketching all over RI and many pieces are original drawings. Our intention was to hold a silent auc-tion at Weaver in March 2020 but the Pandemic closed that down. We now offer these drawings, prints, and oils directly to the community - a collaboration of the Library System, the EP Arts Council and EPHS. For the catalogue/sale and de-tails about the artist: www.ephist.org 

For other events/information : www.ephist.org  or www.ephist.org/downloads 


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