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In 1767 the widowed Anne Berkeley met William Samuel Johnson, American statesman and signer of the Constitution, president of Kings College (now Columbia University), and son of her husband’s old friend Samuel Johnson. 

On Thursday, August 15, from 4:30 – 6, The Right Reverend Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Lichfield (UK), and his wife Dr Julia Ipgrave, will imagine their conversation and recollections of Whitehall, where Samuel Johnson often visited the Berkeleys. The event, on the lawn at Whitehall, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, donations are welcomed. 

Whitehall is owned and maintained by The National Society of The Colonial Dames in Rhode Island. Admission is by donation. The museum is located at 311 Berkeley Avenue, Middletown. For more information visit

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