PAST EVENTS 2012
22 September, 2:00 PM: Rhode Island Broadsides Rule!
Aldrich House (110 Benevolent St., Providence)
In her keynote lecture, Phoebe Bean will discuss the history and importance of RI’s broadside history. This is the opening event for the Rhode Island Center for the Book’s Art of the Book program, co-sponsored by the Bartlett Society.
6 October, 11:00 AM: A Visit to the Naval War College Museum
690 Peary St., Newport
Join Bartlett Society members for a special glimpse of a collection not usually available to the public as we visit the museum of the Naval War College in Newport. In addition to a behind-the-scenes tour of the collections, we’ll see items from the collection of Navy Secretary Middendorf on display.
Lunch at the nearby Best Western Mainstay Inn will follow the event.
The event is free, but if you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to email@example.com by September 29th. Reservations and a government ID (driver’s license or passport) are required for entry to the base. We’ll meet at the Museum (690 Peary St.), which is accessed through Gate 1 (see http://www.usnwc.edu/About/Directions.aspx for more information).
8 December, 10:30 AM: A Visit to the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum
315 Harborside Blvd, Providence
The Bartlett Society will be visiting a unique Providence institution on Saturday, December 8th at 10:30 AM: the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University. Curator Richard J.S. Gutman will be offering Bartlett members a tour of the museum’s vast collections on the history of all things culinary, including exhibitions featuring menus from ships, trains, airplanes and other restaurants “on the move” and ephemera from the age of the diner.
According to Yankee magazine, “nobody knows more about these classic eateries than Richard Gutman,” which isn’t surprising, since he’s been studying them for 40 years. He’s been interviewed by everyone from NPR and the New York Times to the Food Network and the History Channel. (Bartlett Society members will also be pleased to note that he’s a collector in his own right, having won a prize for his Lincoln assassination collection while a student at Cornell.)
If you’re interested in attending what promises to be a very fascinating tour, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Members whose JRBS dues are currently paid can attend for free; all others are welcome for the reduced admission fee of $5. Since we’re likely to be hungry after the tour, we’ll head to the nearby Seaplane Diner (307 Allens Avenue) for lunch afterward.