Speaker Series

Date Speaker Topic Presenting Sponsor Location Details
29 Jan. Lorén M. Spears

Narragansett People in the early days of North Kingstown (including relationships with Roger Williams, Richard Smith, the tragedy that was the Great Swamp Massacre, and the connections to Smith's Castle site) Click Here to view the Flyer

350th Anniversary Steering Committee 7:00PM Town Hall/80 Boston Neck Road View online now on YouTube.
8 Feb. Tim Cranston, Town Historian Setting the Record Straight: The story behind North Kingstown's connections to Slavery and interactions with the Narragansett. Friends of the North Kingstown Library Association 6:30PM Town Hall/80 Boston Neck Road View online now on YouTube.
29 Feb. John Dower, Public Historian & President of the Cocumscussoc Association/Smith's Castle Broke The Ice: Richard Smith's Blockhouse and the Origins of North Kingstown Click Here to view the Flyer 350th Anniversary Steering Committee 6:30PM Town Hall/80 Boston Neck Road Register for the event (or wait list) HERE, or view online post-event on YouTube.
14 Mar. Tim Cranston, Town Historian The Story of Quidnessett: Villages of North Kingstown Click Here to view the Flyer Friends of the North Kingstown Library Association 6:30PM North Kingstown Free Library Register for the event (or wait list) HERE, or view online post-event on YouTube.
18 Mar. Brian Wallin Rail in North Kingstown: The story behind the Seaview Trolley and the Newport & Wickford Line 350th Anniversary Steering Committee Town Hall/80 Boston Neck Rd 7:00PM/Council Chambers
11 Apr. Donna Desautels, Jim Garman & Tim Cranston, Town Historian The Story of Slocum: Villages of North Kingstown 350th Anniversary Steering Committee North Kingstown Free Library 6:30 PM
18 Apr. Christian McBurney North Kingstown and the Revolutionary War Battle of Rhode Island Association North Kingstown Free Library 6:30 PM
16 May George Loxton Davisville: Villages of North Kingstown 350th Anniversary Steering Committee North Kingstown Free Library 6:30 PM
25 May Tim Cranston, Town Historian Wickford History from the Water Kayak Center Kayak Center Coming Soon
5 June John Edwards, Whit Hall Saunderstown: Villages of North Kingstown 350th Steering Committee Saunderstown Yacht Club  
15 June Casey Farm Staff Casey Farm Celebrates North Kingstown's 350th Anniversary & Juneteenth Historic New England Casey Farm Coming Soon
22 June Gilbert Stuart Birthplace Staff Gilbert Stuart Museum & Birthplace Celebrates North Kingstown's 350th Anniversary Gilbert Stuart Museum & Birthplace Gilbert Stuart Museum & Birthplace Coming Soon
13 July Tim Cranston, Town Historian Lafayette: Villages of North Kingstown Bakeford/The Hive Bakeford/The Hive Coming Soon
20 July Tim Cranston, Town Historian Places of North Kingstown: Ryan Park Friends of the North Kingstown Library Association Ryan Park Coming Soon
10 Aug. Tim Cranston, Town Historian Black History Walking Tour HistWick Wickford Village Coming Soon
24 Aug. Tim Cranston, Town Historian Women's History Walking Tour HistWick Wickford Village Coming Soon
TBD Sept. Erik Thorkilson Wickford Village with This Old House HistWick First Baptist Church Coming Soon
28 Sept. Tim Cranston, Town Historian What's so Special About Wickford?: A Walking Tour Friends of the North Kingstown Library Association Wickford Village Coming Soon
TBD Oct. Tim Cranston, Town Historian Allenton: Villages of North Kingstown Friends of the North Kingstown Library Association Allenton Baptist Church Coming Soon
26 Oct. Tim Cranston, Town Historian North Kingstown Notables in Elm Grove: A Walking Tour HistWick Elm Grove Cemetary Coming Soon
6 Nov. Christian McBurney West Davisville: Villages of North Kingstown 350th Anniversary Steering Committee Seabee Museum Coming Soon
20 Nov. Jack Sprengel & Dan Urish Quonset/Davisville: Villages of North Kingstown 350th Anniversary Steering Committee Seabee Museum Coming Soon
5 Dec. Tim Cranston, Town Historian Hamilton: Villages of North Kingstown 350th Anniversary Steering Committee North Kingstown Free Library Coming Soon
12 Dec. Susan Alyward The Story of North Kingstown's Libraries 350th Anniversary Steering Committee North Kingstown Free Library Coming Soon