Ray Rickman and Detra Windsor will discuss Sissieretta Jones — a Rhode Islander who became the first African-American opera star to achieve global fame a century ago — and the restoration of one of her gowns. Jones’s concert gown, beautifully restored by Detra Windsor of Windsor Conservation, will be on display for the first time this century.
A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the Salon at 6:00 pm. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 847-0295, ext. 112, to make your reservation. Reserved seats that have not been claimed by 5:55 pm will be released to those on the waiting list. Attendees are permitted to park in the Gustave White lot, adjacent to the Redwood’s, on Salon evenings.