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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Celebrate Charlestown's History



THE CHARLESTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Cross' Mills


               
SPRING  2019  PRESENTATION



                       The History of the                           Burlingame Civilian Conservation Corp
Charlestown, RI  1933-1942


Sponsored by the Charlestown Historical Society
and the Cross Mills Public Library
Presented by Author, Marty Podskoch
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6:30 pm at the Cross Mills Public Library

Come learn about Charlestown's efforts during President Rosevelt's 'New Deal' plan to relieve the poverty and  unemployment of the  country during the Great Depression.

Civilian Conservation Camps (CCC) were formed around the nation to aid in the revitalization of the economy and communities. Workers built trails, roads, campsites & dams, stocked fish, built and maintained fire tower observer's cabins & telephone lines, fought fires and planted millions of trees.  The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men during WWII.   Please join us for this very interesting and informative presentation and invite and share with others.  

Memorial Day Weekend Opening at
the CHS Archive and 1838 Schoolhouse

The CHS Archive and 1838 Schoolhouse will be opening this Memorial Day weekend with the normal seasonal hours on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  This year we will also be open on Sunday morning from 10:30 to Noon before the Memorial Day Parade begins!  Please stop by and enjoy the Charlestown Naval Air Field (CNAF) WWII exhibit which commemorates Charlestown's presence during the war.  New period airplane models and photographs are on display.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU
We would like to take a brief moment to thank you, our membership, for your support this Spring with dues and donations.  

Your support allows us to provide not only you, but also Charlestown's visitors with increased awareness of our town's history. It also enables us to maintain the CHS Archive and 1838 Schoolhouse.

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                                       THANK  YOU!
About Us

Charlestown Historical Society
P.O. Box 100
Charlestown, RI  02813
401-364-1838
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The Charlestown Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.