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News Bureau
22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 874-5862

Historic Walking Tour shows off uniqueness
of Kingston Village on Sunday, Oct. 19

KINGSTON, R.I -- October 7, 2003 -- See antique quilts and pillows at the University of Rhode Island’s Watson House. Visit URI President Robert Carother’s home, open to the public for the first time in 20 years. See an old beehive oven from a 250-year-old farmhouse. All of these century-old exhibits will be displayed during the Historic Homes of Kingston House Tour on Sunday, Oct. 19 from noon to 4 p.m.

The cost of the tour, which begins at the University of Rhode Island, is $12 if purchased before Oct. 8, and $15 if purchased after the date. All proceeds of the tour will benefit the South Kingstown Education Foundation, which supports educational projects that inspire student excellence and strengthen the relationship between public schools and the community.

Six historic buildings will be showcased during the historic walk, including Lambda Chi fraternity, the old Washington County Jail, the Watson House and the Kingston Free Library. The tour will also stop at eight homes in the area that date back as far as the early 1700s, including the homes of URI professors Clay Sink, Yngve Ramstead and David Gitlitz.

Following the tour, a reception will be held at Lambda Chi. Student musicians from the South Kingstown school district will perform at various locations throughout the tour.

Free parking is available at the University on the day of the event. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at the URI’s Woman’s Center at 22 Upper College Rd, or by calling 783-8996.

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