Women of Wickford

Thursday, May 18, 2023 7pm

“Mother Prentice’s” started as a small inn and stable serving people traveling through Wickford, but it quickly grew to a multi-room hotel and dining room. Ellen D. (Lucas) Prentice and her husband George and their chicken pies, strawberry shortcake, chowder, biscuits, and johnnycakes put Wickford on the map. As one admirer said in 1952, “Main Street wouldn’t begin to hold the cars that would try to park at her door if she were alive today.”

You can learn about the life of Ellen Prentice and many other women from North Kingstown the unknown, the famous, and the infamous on Thursday, May 18, when Tim Cranston, North Kingstown, Town Historian, will be in our Museum Gallery to talk about the Women of Wickford.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Museum Gallery at 7:00 p.m. It will also be live-streamed on the Museum’s YouTube channel.