Quonochontaug Historical Society
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When possible, video recordings of some of our programs will appear on our website. Please check back from time to time as we hope to add more videos to our collection.
“2018 A Year in Pictures”
“80th Anniversary, Hurricane of 38”
Presenters: Donna Jordan, Anne Doyle, Charlotte Hohl and
What happened at Quonnie then? What could happen now?
“How to Do an Old Fashion Clam Bake and Dedication of the Hutchins Community Room”
Presenters: Dick Hutchins, and other local experts!
Dig a hole? Use a Pot? Cover with tarps? Maybe, Maybe not!
And isn't it MORE THAN JUST CLAMS???
A Special Grange Dedication of the Hutchins Community Room in honor of Dick Hutchins took place after the Clambake discussion.
for the Hutchins Community Room dedication. Both videos made by QHS Member, Bob Petrone.
“World War II in Rhode Island”
Presenter: Christian McBurney
HELLCATS and blackout shades!! Come enjoy Historian and Author Christian McBurney's discussion of his book, "World War II in Rhode Island". Christian will review Little Rhody's high involvement in support of the War effort and highlight Charlestown area wartime activities. Additionally, Christian is collecting memories of WWII from Society members for sharing at this discussion and for ultimate inclusion potentially in a new updated version of the book.
“Tour of Barnacle Cottage and History of Morris Point and Patches”
(How an early film star’s estate got repurposed again and again.)
Presenters: Richie Thomsen and Peter Mogielnicki
Morris Point has its unique place in Quonnie history. The once famous a ctor Chester Morris's family built their summer retreat at the east end of West Beach in 1917. After the 1938 Hurricane, Richie Thomsen's great aunt bought the property. What remains is "Barnacle" (former carriage house/servants quarters) and "Patches" a little cottage built by the Mogielnicki family from pieces of the original Morris Point structure.
Click on this Link for a video of the presentations made by QHS Member, Bob Petrone.