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Lincoln Program: The Historic Shang Bailey House
Thursday, January 16, 2014
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Meeting Room (3rd Floor)
Join Anthony Ursillo of Johnston, Rhode Island and learn of his association with the historic Shang Bailey Roadhouse and his passion to be Shang’s storyteller.
The presentation will concentrate mainly on Frederick (Shang) A. Bailey’s time spent in the infantry during the Civil War (1860-1865) and his imprisonment in three confederate prisons during that period. His shenanigans during this time are of great interest and quite entertaining.
Mr. Ursillo will also touch on Bailey’s connection with the P.T. Barnum Circus and his illicit business practices throughout his career.
Anthony Ursillo is a member of the Johnston Historical Society.
Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket to the library for validation.