Monday, May 6, 2013
Roger Williams University students to present findings of their research on Wednesday, May 8, into Barrington's former brick and lace industries.
Learn all about Barrington's former brick and lace industries on Wednesday evening, May 8.. Students from Roger Williams University who have been researching the town's industrial past will reveal their findings in the Barrington library auditorium. The "Bricks and Lace" presentation starts at 7 pm. The session is the result of a partnership between the Town Museum operated by the Barrington Preservation Society and Roger Williams University's Community Partnership Center, said Carole Villucci, museum director. "Students have spent the spring semester researching Barrington’s industrial past," she said. The research was led by Professor Jennifer Stevens, Villucci said. The focus was on labor history at the former Barrington Brick Works and…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Town Museum operated by the Barrington Preservation Society holds a reception for the current exhibit, 'Let's Celebrate', on Sunday afternoon.
How did Barringtonians celebrate notable occasions -- graduations, musical performances, dinner parties, weddings, birthdays, and other ceremonies? Find out on Sunday, Feb. 10, by visiting the Town Museum operated by the Barrington Preservation Society in the lower level of the library. A reception for the museum's current exhibit, "Let's Celebrate," starts at 2 pm. There will be refreshments, live music, and some surprises as well. The exhibit offers a selection of historic costumes -- female, male and children -- accessories, costume jewelry, musical instruments, photographs, and dining accoutrements. The costume jewelry on display pays homage to the importance of the jewelry district in Providence, with collections from Barrington …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Barrington Preservation Society-operated museum in the lower level of the library has opened its newest exhibit, 'Celebrate.'
"Celebrate" at the Town Museum. The new exhibit opened on Dec. 1 for the Barrington Festival of Lights. It shows how Barringtonians enjoyed celebrating special events and holidays, said Carole Villucci, museum director. The exhibit includes formal wear, jewelry, other clothing, musical instruments, and dinnerware among the items in the exhibit, most owned by the museum, others on loan from Barrington residents. See the photos to get a peek at the exhibit.