Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Lizzie Murphy "Queen of Baseball" Virtual Event





Free and Open to the Public

The Warren Preservation Society invites you to join us on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation on Elizabeth "Lizzie" Murphy, Warren's "Queen of Baseball." Librarian and educator Jay Hurd will lead a discussion on the extraordinary career of this pioneering female athlete.

 

Born in 1896, Lizzie Murphy was raised in Warren and began playing semi-professional baseball at the age of 17 when she joined the Providence Independents and later Ed Carr's Traveling All-Stars.  Eventually she became the first woman to play at Fenway Park in an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox in 1922. Keen on self-promotion, Lizzie billed herself as the "Queen of Baseball." Her successful career playing alongside male athletes and her persistence in being financially compensated for her athletic prowess make her a truly unique figure in the history of baseball, female athleticism, and her hometown of Warren, RI. 

 

A resident of Bristol, Jay Hurd is a librarian and a baseball research expert. He is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research. He has written and lectured extensively on baseball history. There will be a question and answer session with Mr. Hurd after the presentation. This lecture is FREE and open to the public.


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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Historic House Marker Presentation for 81 Union Street


On Sunday, October 25th WPS presented our first historic house marker of 2020 to longtime WPS member Marian Clark, the proud owner of the Thomas and Betsey Cole House, ca. 1850 (81 Union Street).  The research was completed by Doug Hinman.  Click on the link below and enjoy our house marker presentation ceremony which took place outside on Union Street with a small group of onlookers.  
  
Much thanks to David Weed for recording the presentation, to Doug Hinman for his deed research, and to Marian Clark for maintaining this beautiful property inside and out. 

We are looking forward to returning to our regular historic house marker program in 2021.



Click on the link below to view the presentation:

  Presentation Ceremony for Thomas & Betsey Cole House, c. 1850

Monday, September 28, 2020

Warren 250th Anniversary Commemorative Book

The Warren 250th Commemorative Book is now available for the public to view on our website!