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Gallery Talk – Narragansett Pier’s Weather Bureau and the Story of Margaret E. Conway the only female observer in the Weather Bureau
July 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter: Daryl Anderson, Exhibit Designer and SCM Board President
Cost: $5/person; Free for SCM members
Today weather is forecasted and available to everyone 24 hours a day. This was not always the case; the science of weather forecasting has its beginnings early in the 19th century with meteorological observation post established by the Army and Signal Corps. Narragansett Pier can boast that it had the only woman observer in the Weather Bureau.
2017 Maritime Gallery Talk will cover Narragansett Pier’s role in early weather reporting and its famous female observer.