Bethany Home of Rhode Island, a non-profit founded by a woman in 1892, is celebrating its 125th Anniversary on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The celebration will be from 5:30-7:30 pm at 111 South Angell St, Providence, RI.
One woman, Mary Ellen Learned Brown, who wanted to provide a home for indigent young women in Providence, founded Bethany Home in 1892. In less than a year she secured 103 signatures to support her quest from among the most affluent and influential families of Providence Society. Among them were Dr. Anna Garlin Carpenter Spencer, Sarah Elizabeth Doyle and Mr. Isaac Comstock Bates. The first president of Bethany Home was RI Governor Daniel Russell Brown.
The Guest Speaker at the event is RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. Special Guests include a Clara Barton impersonator (Mary Ellen Learned Brown and Clara Barton were 3rd cousins.), and members of The Pawtuxet Rangers in full regalia. Both will be available for meet and greet and photo-ops. Champagne &
Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free & Open to the public.
Guests can register on Eventbrite: