Providence, Rhode Island — April 24, 2015
The 2015 Semiannual Meeting be held at the Brown Faculty Club on the campus of Brown University, on Friday, the twenty-fourth of April, at 4:00 p.m.
- to hear the report of the president
- to elect councilors and new members
- to transact such other business as may legally come before the meeting.
Richard D. Brown
Worcester, March 4, 2015
Friday, April 24
|9:00 a.m.||Meet at the Goddard-Daniels House Parking Lot at 90 Park Avenue and board bus to travel to Pawtucket, RI.|
|10 a.m. - noon||Guided tour of Slater Mill National Historic Site, 57 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI.
AAS member and National Park Ranger Charles (Chuck) Arning will welcome us to the newly designated Blackstone River Valley Historical National Park and the Slater Mill Historic Site, the “Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.” Established in 1793, Slater Mill was the first successful cotton-spinning factory in the United States, producing cotton thread exclusively until 1829, and was continuously occupied until 1921 by various owners and renters.
|12:30-2:00 p.m.||Lunch at the Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI
Founded in 1875, the Hope Club is Rhode Island’s premiere private social club. We will dine in their four-story brick Victorian clubhouse, constructed in 1886 and reputed to be the first clubhouse in America built for such a purpose.
|2-3:30 p.m.||Tour the John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI
Originally built in 1786 by John Brown (1736-1803), a prominent merchant, statesmen, and slave trader, the mansion is now operated by the Rhode Island Historical Society. It is restored to its original colonial décor and contains many items original to the Brown family.
|4-5:00 p.m.||Semiannual Meeting at the Brown Faculty Club at Brown University, One Magee Street, Providence, RI|
|5-6:00 p.m.||Cocktail Reception at the Brown Faculty Club
Immediately following the Semiannual Meeting we will enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres before boarding the bus and returning to the Goddard-Daniels House.