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Author Talk: Arthur Houghton

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

Author, scholar, and former museum curator Arthur Houghton will be here to tell us about his debut novel, Dark Athena.  Published in August 2016, this thriller is based upon Houghton’s museum and Foreign Service experience.  The author’s vivid background and personal history are sure to make for a fascinating and educational event! 

Tuesday, August 22nd, 5:30 pm

Author talk: Sylvia Brown

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 5:30pm

Sylvia Brown will speak about her book Grappling With Legacy: Rhode Island’s Brown Family and the American Philanthropic Impulse. Come learn about the critical role that the Brown family played in the history of Rhode Island. A splendid work of history—an honest, clearly written, and solidly based account of the private and public lives through four centuries of one of America’s most important and fascinating families.”– Gordon Wood; Pulitzer Prize for History, Alva O. Way University Professor, and Professor of History Emeritus Brown University.  

Friday, August 25th at 5:30 pm