December 18, 2014
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Online tribute
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The State Archives is honoring J. Joseph Garrahy with a tribute posted on the Secretary of State’s website that includes photos of the late governor with celebrities such as Jesse Jackson, Pope John Paul II and President Reagan as well as everyday Rhode Islanders like Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. And, as pictured here, with WPRO’s Salty Brine at the station’s studio in September 1977. The items in the online photo album are also on display at the State Archives through the end of February. The exhibit is open to the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 337 Westminster St., in downtown Providence. Free validated parking is available at the nearby In-Town Parking lot. In addition to hosting exhibits, the State Archives is also home to tens of thousands of historic artifacts such as the state’s copy of the Declaration of Independence, a circa-1930 voting machine and Roger Williams’ handwritten copy of the original 1638 deed buying Providence from the Wampanoag tribe.


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