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America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light

You are cordially invited to attend a screening on campus of  the new documentary film, America’s Forgotten Heroine:  Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light. 

The film, directed and produced by URI Journalism alumna,  Marion Gagnon, will be screened in Swan Hall, Agnes G. Doody  Auditorium, on April 17th at 5:30pm A reception will follow in the Swan Atrium with the filmmaker.  The screening and reception are open to the public. 

If you have ever seen the Ida Lewis Yacht Club in the bay off Wellington Avenue in Newport and wondered who she was, you now have an opportunity to learn about Lewis’s intriguing and heroic history.


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