Come hear about the history of Pawtucket’s Narragansett Park Race Track (1934-1978) at the Pawtucket Public Library on April 18 at 6:00 pm. Popularly known as “Gansett”, the race track attracted crowds of 40,000 and more. By 1937, it was the most profitable race track in the country. Richard J. Ring, Deputy Executive Director for Collections and Interpretation at the Rhode Island Historical Society, will speak about the Rhode Island Historical Society’s major recent acquisition of the surviving archive of approximately 20,000 negatives of photographs taken at and Narragansett Park Race Track (1934-1978). For more information, contact email@example.com or 401-725-3714.
- Mayor Donald R. Grebien