Explore Our Town: Johnston
We are gearing up for the premier of Our Town: Johnston! This 8th installment of the Our Town series will debut on Wednesday, September 12th right here on Rhode Island PBS.
In this episode, residents and business owners in Johnston, RI will share with you what they love about their town. From the town’s history and the lives of early settlers; to the stories about the people, places, and events that make this community what it is today.
Clemence-Irons House: Step through the front door of this stone-ender and you are transported back to 18th century Johnston! Get a glimpse at how generations of a family lived in this rare surviving home, as we tour the Clemence-Irons House.
Historical Society Museum: The Johnston Historical Society has a barn that contains hundreds of artifacts documenting the town’s history. We get a tour of the museum and learn more about the town’s history and early residents.
King’s Cemetery: One of nearly 100 historical cemeteries in town, King’s Cemetery is the resting place for one of the state’s most prominent families. Find out who they are, and how they made their mark not only on Johnston but the state of Rhode Island.
Snake Den Farm: Farming was one of the first industry here in Johnston that has recently had a resurgence thanks to the folks at Snake Den Farm. Find out more about the farming community of Snake Den Farm.
Wicked Tulips: Who knew there was a pick-your-own tulip farm in Johnston!? Wicked Tulips is one of the farms that is part of the Snake Den Farm community….tiptoe through the beautiful tulips with us as we learn more.
Rhode Island Resource Recovery: Get a behind-the scenes look at one of the most well-known businesses in the town. Find out how the state’s landfill and recycling facility is an important service for all Rhode Islanders.
For information about joining the Rhode Island PBS Our Town project, and for details about meetings as the dates approach, visit ripbs.org/ourtown, or call Jodi Mesolella (project director) at 401-222-3636, extension 209, Nicole Muri (producer) at extension 225.