Blackstone Valley Historical Society
2:00-4:00 pm, Sunday, March 18: Talk 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. Refreshments afterwards. Talk by Jim Ignasher, Smithfield historian. “How did the creation of Smithfield’s first airport in 1932 ultimately change the course of WWII in the Pacific? And have you ever heard about the bizarre air battle that took place over Boston? Or what became of a fighter pilot who mysteriously vanished from formation while on a routine training flight over Connecticut?” On March 18, local writer and historian Jim Ignasher will tell these and other little-known tales relating to New England Aviation. Free.
2:00-4:00 pm, Sunday, April 22: Talk 2:00-3:00 pm. Refreshments afterwards. Talk by Rick Beyer, author and documentary filmmaker, will speak about The Ghost Army of World War II, the deception unit in the U.S. Army. For more information, see http://rickbeyer.net. Free.
1:30-2:00 pm, Sunday May 20: BVHS Annual Business meeting.
2:00-3:30 pm, Sunday, May 20: Christine Nowak Lecture 2:00-3:00 pm. Refreshments afterwards. Ranger Kevin Klyberg from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park will offer a lecture entitled The War of 1812 and the Development of the Blackstone Valley. The program will discuss how the War of 1812 played a major role in the industrialization of the Blackstone Valley. Free event.
The Exhibit on the Lime Kilns will be up throughout the spring downstairs at North Gate.