Saturday, May 17, 1986
After lunch we drove down to park near the RI Statehouse.
|RI's 350th Birthday|
Walked over to the lawn in time for the multi-media presentation in the yellow-and-white striped dome tent.
|Multi-media presentation tent|
Inside it smelled like hay, reminiscent of the elephant house at the zoo! The multi-screen slide show began as we kept a lookout for Heather B who had been photographed at the puppet show we attended at the Casino in Roger Williams Park on March 29th. Instead we saw me working with Jason A! There were also videos, including aerial views of the state as it celebrated its 350th birthday. Made Rhode Island look really beautiful!
We went to the tent that gave the history of RI. A Channel 6 anchorwoman was there to get footage of people attending the exhibit. There were tents with displays of the RI colleges, the army reserve, and different crafts people including a drum maker, needle pointers, artists, photographers, basket weaver, etc. Various ethnic groups were offering food and some souvenirs. Kyle and Erich played in the Military Police jeeps.
|Erich and Kyle|
|Children's Museum exhibit|
|Kent plus Erich with the tallest man|
|Kent plus Kyle and the tallest man|
|Kyle and Erich|
|Del's Frozen Lemonade truck|
|The new Providence train station (1986, designed by Marilyn Taylor)|
|Downtown Providence skyline|
|The Independent Man|
on the RI Statehouse