Wanskuck Park Walk
Sun, May 5; 1pm-2:30pm
Wanskuck Park entrance gate on Woodward Rd, opposite Beulah St and church
Same as starting point
WALK LEADER: Nancy Austin + Sarah Zurier
Nancy Austin loves Jane’s Walk and previously led Memorable Trees for Mother’s Day in Newport. Nancy wrote her Brown PhD thesis on Helen Rowe Metcalf and the women who founded RISD. She brings to this new Jane’s Walk her historical perspective on the Metcalf family as we look again at this 1948 gift of the Metcalf estate to the city of Providence, RI in what is now Wanskuck Park.
Sarah Zurier has organized Jane’s Walks in Olneyville, South Providence, and the West Side, plus a Jane’s Bike of endangered historic properties around the city. She is a historian at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. Sarah and her family are regular weekend visitors at Wanskuck Park.