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Join an open house at the beautifully restored Betsey Williams Cottage, built in 1773 and home to Roger Williams’ great-great-great granddaughters, Betsey and Rhoda Williams. Upon her death in 1871, Betsey Williams bequeathed the cottage and 102 acres of surrounding farmland to the city of Providence, which became the foundation of Roger Williams Park.
On Wednesday, August 15, see the cottage, learn more about its history and significance to Roger Williams Park, share your ideas for the Park and the cottage, and hear lively historic tunes by the Vox Hunters.
Free and open to the public. Drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 PM.
To learn more about efforts to revitalize Roger Williams Park, visit www.RWPConservancy.org.
This event is presented by the Roger Williams Park Conservancy and Doors Open Rhode Island. The restoration of Betsey Williams Cottage was funded by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission and the Rhode Island Foundation’s Campaign for Roger Williams Park.