Roseanna S. Gorham has served on civic boards and commissions including the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route US Board (W3R-RI Chair); the RI 1663 Colonial Charter Commission; and, currently, the RI State House Restoration Society and the Heritage Hall of Fame.
As US Board member of the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, she worked in collaboration with the other 9 state leadership team to coordinate the efforts to get the trail designated as a National Historic Trail.
As chair of the W3R-RI, she led the organization of (3) major events: (1) “The Landing of the French” celebration in Newport in 2005 featuring David McCullough and French Ambassador to the US, David Levitte; (2) “France and the American Revolution” (partnership w/ the John Carter Brown Library) and “The March to Victory” in Providence 2006 and (3) LaFayette’s Hermione Voyage in Newport (2015).
As Executive Committee member of the RI 1663 Colonial Charter Commission, she worked on various aspects of the Commission’s initiatives including funding for the preservation of the 1663 Charter and creating the Charter Museum.
As member of the RI State House Restoration Society, she worked with fellow members to create opportunities to raise funds to support the restoration and preservation of the State House artifacts and architecture.
As a member of the Heritage Hall of Fame, she is actively working on the Website Committee.
Roseanna’s most significant civic duty was to lead in the process of having several WWII veterans recognized for and receiving their Legion of Honor medals from France (assisted with RI Honorary French Consulate, Roger Begin).
Roseanna recently returned to the classroom after a 20-year hiatus from teaching high school to be a “stay home mom”. She resides in Providence with her husband and (2) children.