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Secretary Mollis to participate in unveiling of Thomas Dorr sculpture

Event to be held outside the Senate Chamber (second floor) at the State House

Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis, Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, and Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon D. Fox have announced that the unveiling of the latest addition to the State House's collection of art and sculpture will occur today on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. outside the Senate Chamber on the second floor at the State House.

The new piece is a sculpture of Rhode Island's historical figure, Governor Thomas Dorr, an abolitionist and reformer who spoke out for the right to vote, and played a major role in the development of our state's constitution. He is best known for leading the Dorr Rebellion (18411842) and creating the People's Party.

State Laureate Patrick T. Conley, Mrs. Gail Cahalan-Conley and the nonprofit group the Heritage Harbor Corporation donated the sculpture to the State House collection.

Who

o Governor Chafee o Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis o Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon D. Fox o Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed o State Laureate Patrick T. Conley

Where

o Rhode Island State House, Smith Street, Providence

When

o At the rise of the House and the Senate (approximately 4:30 p.m.), Tuesday, January 7th

Related links

Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State

Online: http://www.sos.ri.gov/

Release date: 01-07-2014

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