Recent Events

Jun
26
Wed
2013
Member Event: Rhode Island’s Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove, 1862-1865 @ Bay View
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

RI's Civil War HospitalRhode Island’s Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove, 1862-1865

Hospital life and medical care during the Civil War, as reflected in the story of this little-known army hospital in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, told by historian and author Frank Grzyb.

Jul
16
Tue
2013
Dighton Rock: Catalyst to Discovery? @ Bristol Community College
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dighton Rock PhotoDighton Rock: Catalyst to Discovery?

A closer look at popular theories and recent evidence about Dighton Rock and its mysterious markings, an enigma for over 300 years, presented by Bob Kitchen, Chair, FRHS Education Committee.

Jul
20
Sat
2013
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Fall River Historical Society
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Midsummer 2A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love is the theme of this hilarious comedy, featuring two pairs of lovers who set out in the woods, where they encounter a troop of mischievous fairies who delight in playing tricks.

Jul
21
Sun
2013
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Fall River Historical Society
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Midsummer 2A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love is the theme of this hilarious comedy, featuring two pairs of lovers who set out in the woods, where they encounter a troop of mischievous fairies who delight in playing tricks.

Jul
23
Tue
2013
Industrialization of the Lower Quequechan Valley @ Bristol Community College
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

IndustrializationIndustrialization of the Lower Quequechan Valley

A discussion of the remarkable period in Fall River’s history when the city transformed from a small rural village to a notable industrial and economic center, presented by Fall River historians Marc Belanger and Alfred J. Lima.

Jul
30
Tue
2013
Wicked Conduct: The Murder of Sarah Cornell @ Bristol Community College
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sarah CornellWicked Conduct: The Murder of Sarah Cornell

The 1832 killing of Sarah Cornell, a young Fall River mill worker, and the sensational trial of the prominent Methodist minister accused of the crime, presented by Rory Raven, author of a book about the case.

Aug
4
Sun
2013
Lizzie Borden, The Girl With The Pansy Pin @ Fall River Historical Society
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Brimbau BookLizzie Borden, The Girl With The Pansy Pin

The first major work of fiction to be published on the Lizzie Borden case in over 22 years, this novel was authored by Fall River writer Michael Thomas Brimbau.

Aug
6
Tue
2013
Fall River’s First Professional “Baseballists” (1870s) @ Bristol Community College
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FR's First Professional BaseballistsFall River’s First Professional “Baseballists” (1870s)

The role of professional baseball in Fall River during the 1870s and the Major League accomplishments of talented players who spent their formative years in the Spindle City, presented by Fall River historian Philip T. Silvia, Jr. PhD.

Aug
28
Wed
2013
Member Event: The Marvelous Amazing Quack Medicine Show @ Bay View
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Marvelous Quack ShowThe Marvelous Amazing Quack Medicine Show

The unique, fascinating, and extraordinary medical techniques practiced during the 18th and 19th centuries, presented by Dave Downs, recipient of the “Best Exhibitor Award” at the New England History Festival.

Sep
14
Sat
2013
Gary Farias Concert @ Fall River Historical Society
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gary FariasGary Farias

Music ranging from 40s and country to light classics and original compositions, performed by Gary Farias, a Tiverton, Rhode Island, singer/guitarist.

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