Talks are free and open to the public. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865
May 17, 2015 1:30 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Blackstone Valley Historical Society.
2:00 p.m. Christine Nowak Memorial Lecture. David Harvey, Louisquisset. Mr Harvey will speak about his research into the history of the word and the place, See a timeline he created for the Louisquisset area. Louisquisset, according to American Indian Place Names in Rhode Island: Past and Present (Francis Joseph O’Brien Jr., RIGenWeb Project) is defined as meaning “at the meeting place”, and referring to the “TRACT of land through which the turnpike runs at the Lime quarries, in Smithfield on which Jenks lives and the late Elisha Olney”. The latter description is probably from Dr. Usher Parsons’s 1861 book.