Richard’s Library Receives Portrait of Elizabeth Richards

Elizabeth RichardsA portrait of Elizabeth A. (Lizzie) Richards was donated to the Richards Free Library by her niece Margaret Richards Chapman. It hangs in the second floor hallway along with portraits of Lizzie’s father Dexter Richards who founded the Richard’s Free Library and her brother Seth Mason Richards. Lizzie died at the age of twenty her father donated a new organ to Newport’s South Congregational Church in her memory. That organ case is now on the present organ and the original memorial plaque still attached

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