2012-09-20 / Letters to the Editor

Historical society’s house tour a success

This year’s house tour weekend began with a fantastic preview party held at the beautifully renovated and decorated home of Betsy and Clarke Moody. More than 95 attendees were welcomed with warm hospitality, great vistas of Narragansett Bay, and the chance to enjoy the Moodys’ exquisite home.

The next day we were able to tour Wildwood located on Dutch Harbor thanks to the generosity of the Leonard family. There we were treated to a wonderful home built 100 years ago, an enchanting dollhouse, and a stroll to the beach on this marvelously secluded property.

Terry and Mike Lanza graciously opened their home, Stonewall Cottage in Conanicut Park, to us as well. There we had the pleasure of seeing the meticulous and tasteful results of their recent renovation and expansion of this very special home. We are most grateful to the homeowners for allowing us the opportunity to visit these great houses.

In addition, there was a great deal of hard work, on the part of many, that went into these events. Thanks to all the volunteers who handled the organization and publicity, and those who served as docents, editors and schedulers, without whom we could not have succeeded. Please know how appreciative the JHS is for your efforts in this endeavor.

This house tour is our major fundraiser for the year. The money we raise really helps us to fulfill our mission to preserve, protect and share the history of Jamestown with our community. It was a great success because of your participation, enthusiasm and support. Thank you.

Linnea Petersen
Jamestown Historical Society

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