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On Pettaquamscutt: Camp Varnum and Rhode Island Coastal Defenses

  • It was disguised to look like a traditional New England fishing village, but Master Sergeant James Loffler, recently retired from the R.I. National Guard, will explain how Camp Varnum near the mouth of Narrow River played an important role in the defense of the Rhode Island coast during World War II. Sgt. Loffler's presentation is sponsored by the South County Museum. The Friends of Canonchet Farm, Narrow River Preservation Association, South County Museum and the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library along with generous support from Trio Restaurant, are collaborating for the ninth year to sponsor the 2020 Winter Speaker Series On Pettaquamscutt: Presentations on the Environment and the History of the Narrow River Watershed. More information at onpettaquamscutt.org Free and open to the public. Preregistration strongly recommended.