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See What They Uncovered About Barrington's Industrial Past

Roger Williams University students to present findings of their research on Wednesday, May 8, into Barrington's former brick and lace industries.

See What They Uncovered About Barrington's Industrial Past See What They Uncovered About Barrington's Industrial Past

Learn all about Barrington's former brick and lace industries on Wednesday evening, May 8..

Students from Roger Williams University who have been researching the town's industrial past will reveal their findings in the Barrington library auditorium. The "Bricks and Lace" presentation starts at 7 pm.

The session is the result of a partnership between the Town Museum operated by the Barrington Preservation Society and Roger Williams University's Community Partnership Center, said Carole Villucci, museum director.

"Students have spent the spring semester researching Barrington’s industrial past," she said.

The research was led by Professor Jennifer Stevens, Villucci said. The focus was on labor history at the former Barrington Brick Works and Rhode Island Lace Factory.

"Students spent many hours poring over files in the archives, and will present their research findings in a special program," she said.

Also, Villucci said, "If anyone in the community had family members who worked in one of these industries, the students would be very pleased to meet you."

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