Roger Williams celebrated as part of traveling exhibit’s stop at local library

Marc Kohler, the founder of the Roger Williams Educational Foundation, spoke at the Cranston Public Library’s Central Library on January 25, 2020 in conjunction with the “Roving Roger” exhibit. Click here for the RhodyBeat story by Daniel Kittredge.

Sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of State, the exhibit features a 7-foot statue of Williams along with a range of educational materials. The exhibit will remain at the library through February.2020.


Included in the exhibit was a copy of the 1663 Charter that Roger Williams was able to secure from King Charles II that established Rhode Island as the first government in the world that allowed the right of individuals within a society to practice the religion of their choice without any interference from the government.