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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-04-2020

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40 THE VALLEY JUNE 4-10, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION Woonsocket church listed in National Register WOONSOCKET – J. Paul Loether, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, announced that the National Park Service has added the former First Universalist Church, now the headquarters of the American-French Genealogical Society, to the National Register of Historic Places. Erected in two phases in 1924 and 1957, the First Universalist Church represents the evolution of ecclesiastical architecture during the 20th century. The building is also significant to Woonsocket's religious history as the city's sole universalist church for more than 80 years. The First Universalist Church stands on the corner of Earle and Snow streets. The building consists of a two-story flat-roof block with a rear ell, built in 1924, and a one- story gable-roof addition, built in 1957, all in buff-colored brick with limestone trim. A square tower built as part of the 1957 addition connects the two blocks. Gothic Revival-style details on the 1924 structure include trefoil arch panels and drip moulding carved in lime- stone. The 1957 addition is notable for its nine stained glass windows depicting Biblical scenes. The church sold the property to the American-French Genealogical Society. The organization had been renting space in the 1924 building since 1989. The second floor of the 1924 block currently serves as the home to the Veterans Memorial Museum, which displays a collec- tion of military-related artifacts, many of which have special con- nections to Woonsocket residents. The National Register nomi- nation for the First Universalist Church was prepared by RIHPHC Architectural Historian Elizabeth Rochefort. National Park Service has added the FOR- MER FIRST UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, now the headquar- ters of the American-French Genealogical Society, to the National Register of Historic Places. Girl Scouts of Southern New England to hold alternative camping WARWICK – After careful con- sideration and keeping in mind the health and safety of its girls, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England has made the difficult decision to not move forward with traditional in-person camp ses- sions this summer. GSSNE is working to create a robust alternative camp experi- ence for the Girl Scouts in their communities in lieu of the tradi- tional in-person camping experi- ence. GSSNE will continue to moni- tor state and local ordinances, along with guidance from the American Camp Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Girl Scouts of the USA, as they work to create pro- cesses to keep girls and families safe while also providing an outlet to explore the outdoors at their camps moving forward. GSSNE will share details about new alternative camp soon. Registration will go live on June 1. More details will be available prior to opening registration. GSSNE is hopeful that with guid- ance from the government and health officials, they will be able to open their camp properties for a few girl-only programs later in the summer, as well Family Days throughout the summer when the time is right. For more information, visit . 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