Newport History Tours: Explore the Old Colony House

Colony House Washington Square, Newport, RI

Built in 1739, this historic site was a center for Rhode Island’s colonial government. Explore its significant history, including the surrounding square, and view a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington. This 45 minute tour is offered late May 2023 – August 2023 at 3pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For the full schedule, click here. […]

$5 – $20

RI Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks: Trinity Church, Newport

Trinity Church Graveyard 1 Queen Anne Square, Newport, RI

The RI Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries and the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission present RI Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks this April and May. Discover Rhode Island’s historic cemeteries and burial grounds through clean-ups, tours, open houses, gravestone conservation workshops, talks, and other programs. All events are free and open to the public. Most […]

Narragansett Historical Society: Windmill Building Plant Sale

Narragansett Historical Society

The Narragansett Historical Society will be holding a plant sale on Saturday, June 10th, 9 am-1:00pm! The proceeds will benefit the completion of the Windmill Building and future home of the Narragansett Historical Society. Location: 140 Clarke Road, Narragansett, RI   Have Plants to Donate? Contact: Rudie at (401) 212-6168

Gaspee Days Parade

Narragansett Parkway Warwick, RI

Since 1965, the Gaspee Days Committee has continued its efforts to preserve, promote, and share Rhode Island’s revolutionary history with the community – and there's no better way to do that than by celebrating over 50 years of the Gaspee Days Parade. Combining colonial groups from all over with our modern and vibrant community, this […]

Burning of the Gaspee

Gaspee Days' Aspray Boat House 2 East View Street, Warwick, RI

Come celebrate it with us! As our last blow in the celebration of Gaspee Days, we reenact the event that started it all with a symbolic burning of the ship that sparked the American Revolution! Location: Pawtuxet Park  Date & Time: Sunday, June 11th, 2023 3:00 pm

Town of South Kingstown 300th Anniversary Parade

Wakefield Wakefield, RI

A festive 1.3-mile parade route through Wakefield will start at the intersection of School and Holley Streets, then head south on Main Street, turning right on High Street, and concluding at the Town Hall. We invite you to stay and continue the celebration at the SK 300th Post Parade Picnic with live music and food […]

Black History in Little Compton and the East Bay

Brownell Library 44 Commons Street, Little Compton, RI

Lecture by Ray Rickman of RI250th partner, the Stages of Freedom. This talk is a collaboration between the Brownell Library and the Little Compton Historical Society and is part of a year-long project honoring the 200th anniversary of the end of slavery in Little Compton. The Historical Society will be hosting other speakers is a series featuring authors and historians […]


RI Slave History Medallions: Juneteenth 2023

Washington Square Park 32 Touro Street, Newport, RI

Join us for a two-day event celebrating Juneteenth in Newport! The Juneteenth 2023 celebration will be held on June 18 & 19 in historic Washington Square, Newport. Juneteenth is the national celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States! This community event is open to all that includes historic militia demonstrations, speakers, indigenous […]

‘The French in Newport’ Weekend

Washington Square Washington Square, Newport, RI

In July 1780, thousands of French troops arrived in Newport, RI and began an occupation that lasted nearly a year. This alliance played a crucial role in helping Americans win the War for Independence as well as aiding local residents as they recovered from a harsh British occupation. This summer, the Newport Historical Society, with […]

20th Annual Honoring & Cultural Celebration

The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences 87 Kingstown Road, Richmond, RI

Join us! Our annual Honoring celebration which helps support our educational programs, exhibits and care of collections. Tomaquag Museum’s mission is to educate the public and promote thoughtful dialogue regarding Indigenous history, culture, arts, and Mother Earth and connect to Native issues of today.