We Present at The Johnston Historical Society. What a Treat.

Last evening I was hosted by President Lou McGowan and the Johnston Historical Society for my presentation of Good Times and Sunday Dinners.
The Society’s members were gracious and the audience was just plain fun. To my surprise, my cousins Angela, Yola and Raymond were there… ever supportive, always enthusiastic.

Love the Penny-Farthing on the beam

Love the Penny-Farthing on the beam

The historical society was a gem of a place, cozy, full of atmosphere and oozing with Johnston history.

Of course, Diane and I arrived early enough to have dinner at Reali’s an intimate restaurant almost next door to the society. The food was superb.
We ventured to the society’s signature building, The Elijah Angell House with enough time before my presentation to enjoy the many historical treasures.

Elijah Angell, a local stonecutter, built this two-story farmhouse around 1825.

Elijah Angell House

Elijah Angell House

In recent years the house has been restored, and the first floor has been set up as a museum with period New England furnishings. The Society is active and is constantly adding to its collections.

Their plan is to start a program through which school children can tour the museum buildings and become acquainted with the history of their town. I cannot encourage them enough as our children are so in need of learning and living Rhode Island’s great history.
What a wonderful mission.

The evening was fun from start to finish. I met so many wonderful people who have stories of their own which they shared with enthusiasm and wit.

Ask us back. We loved it.

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