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SK 300 Speaker Series: The History of the Narragansett Pier Railroad
April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join speakers Brian Wallin and Erica Luke to discuss the History of the Narragansett Pier Railroad. This presentation highlights the impact that the Railroad had on tourism and the economy of South Kingstown. The lecture will include a presentation of Artifacts of the Narragansett Pier Railroad!
BRIAN L. WALLIN is a graduate of Stonehill College and earned his
master’s degree from American International College. He spent the
first half of his career as a radio-television reporter-anchor in New
England and contributed to major networks. He then turned to health care administration, serving in executive positions in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Rhode Island. He retired as vice president of Kent Hospital (Warwick, RI).
He is a recognized author and historian and a frequent lecturer throughout the state. He narrates the Rhode Island Fast Ferry Narragansett Bay Lighthouse Cruises. Brian is a trustee and member of the executive committee of the Varnum Continentals historic militia, a faculty member of the URI OLLI program, a consultant to the Narragansett Historical Society, a member of the U.S. Naval Institute and a docent at the Naval War College Museum. He is a past president of the North Kingstown (RI) Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is the co-author of World War II Rhode Island (History Press, 2017).
ERICA LUKE is the Executive Director of the South County History Center.