July 18 at 7:00 p.m.   Lecture by Sam Kafrissen on his new book “The Missing Filme”, a detective story set in Cranston in the 1960s.


Cranston Historical Society is pleased to announce that the speaker for our July 18th  at 7:00 P.M., general meeting is Sam Kafrissen.  He will speak on his new book The Missing Films, detective story set in Cranston in the 1960s. The meeting is open to the public.

Sam Kafrissen grew up in West Warwick and later Cranston, RI. While in Cranston he lived very near to the Cranston Print works and graduated from Cranston East High School. In 1968 he received a BA from Syracuse University majoring in American Studies. After receiving his degree he moved to the Boston area where he earned a Masters in Education from Boston University and later a Masters in History from UMass-Boston. Sam taught English and history at Lexington High School in Massachusetts for 32 years. Since retiring he has penned three Doherty mystery novels, all set in Rhode Island in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In addition he has had several short stories published in Mosaic and Mosaic 2014, both compendiums of short stories written by members of the Brooksville, Florida writers group.


Photos from our event on April 10: Tea with the First Ladies

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