Meeting with Laura McNamara of the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce

Sowams Heritage Area Project Coordinator Dave Weed met with Laura McNamara, Executive Director of the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce today to explore ways that they can support the Sowams Heritage Area Project. Laura provided the names of several people local historians who couls be helpful in telling the Sowams story, including that of Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Howland who died in East Providence (then Rehoboth) in 1687. Dave and Laura also exchanged ideas for possible local events that could highlight 17th century history following the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing in Plymouth in 2020.

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