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John McNiff & Roger Williams National Park
Tuesday, February 15
John McNiff & Roger Williams National Park  (Member Meetings)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Online - Zoom
Ranger John McNiff will speak about Roger Williams National Park, including Senator Pell’s involvement, and the politics of the project. He promises to “make this one of the more interesting Zoom programs that you have had.” John McNiff is a RI native. In 1996 John began working with the National Park Service and in 1997 was stationed as a Park Ranger at the Roger Williams National Memorial.
 
If you wish to attend this Zoom presentation please email us at info@eghps.org and we will send you the Zoom llink. Remember to add info@eghps.org to your contact list or check your spam folder.
 



An East Greenwich Plane Crash
Thursday, March 24
An East Greenwich Plane Crash  (Member Meetings)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Online - Zoom
Half a century ago, a small plane crashed into the swamps of East Greenwich, killing one and injuring five. The upside-down wreckage has remained wedged between the trees ever since. As with many historical places, the legacy here is complicated: is the area now a sad reminder, or a touching memorial? Should it become a proper memorial, or remain a secret? We’ll examine the East Greenwich plane crash and compare it with similar crash sites in New England to gain some perspective.
 
Andrew Ressler is a grad student studying computational biology at Carnegie Mellon University. Originally from Massachusetts, he has long been passionate about history and about the outdoors, interests he has combined by visiting obscure historic sites across the country.
 
If you wish to attend this Zoom presentation please email us at info@eghps.org and we will send you the Zoom llink. Remember to add info@eghps.org to your contact list or check your spam folder.