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Images of America : MIDDLETOWN
Join us in welcoming Christine Haverington, author of
IMAGES OF AMERICA : MIDDLETOWN
Thursday, August 16th at 6pm for a talk, Q&A and booksigning.
Founded in 1743, Middletown is one of Rhode Island's earliest settlements. Rich in history and natural beauty, its glacial soil has been farmed for at least 1,000 years. The farmers of Middletown were hardworking men and women who were interested in art, culture, and politics. Also passionate about horses, they produced the first American horse breed, the Narragansett Pacer. Although farming is no longer a major occupation, a farming renaissance is under way, generated by organic and local foods movements. Over the years, the Navy has become the largest employer on the island, having established facilities there during World War II. The scenic beauty of Middletown has caused a large section of it to be called Paradise. This unique region, inspiration to generations of artists, has played an important part in the history of American art. Hundreds of photographs and informative text make this book a must have for every home in Middletown and beyond.
Christine Haverington, a Middletown resident, received a doctorate in English literature from the UMass Amherst, and has published books and articles on a variety of topics. The Middletown and Newport Historical Societies, the Naval War College Museum, and many other organizations & individuals generously shared their records & knowledge of our unique town to aid in the creation of this book.