“German Soldiers in Rhode Island, 1776 to 1779”: A Free Talk with Friederike Baer

Aldrich House 110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Battle of Rhode Island Association will welcome Dr. Friederike Baer on Wednesday, December 6th at 6pm for her talk, “I cannot call it a Conquest – the Rebels ran away like Villains”: German Soldiers in Rhode Island, 1776 to 1779. The British occupation of Rhode Island from 1776 to 1779 included […]

Alcohol and Politics in Colonial Newport

Newport Historical Society Resource Center 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI

Thursday December 7, 2023 at 5:30pm; a cocktail reception immediately follows the talk Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI It may surprise many to learn that on average Colonial Americans consumed twice the volume of alcohol than a modern American. They held fast to their belief that alcohol cured illness, lifted spirits, commemorated […]

Lecture: Dr. Friederike Baer: “I cannot call it a Conquest – the Rebels ran away like Villains”: German Soldiers in Rhode Island, 1776 to 1779″

Varnum Memorial Armory 6 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI

The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA)Lecture Series sponsored by BankNewport continues with our partners the Varnum Memorial Armory on Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 PM at The Varnum Memorial Armory  Museum, 6 Main St, East Greenwich As we present Author and historian Dr. Friederike Baer and her lecture: “I cannot call it a Conquest […]

Author’s Talk – God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man


For more than two centuries, all most Americans have ever known about Benedict Arnold is that he committed treason—yet he was more than a turncoat. He was a superb leader, a brilliant tactician, a supremely courageous soldier and one of the most successful military officers of the early years of the Revolutionary War. His capture […]

Café Recuerdos: Lejos de tu tierra en la navidad

Roger Williams Park Broad Street Entrance 1232 Broad Street, Providence, RI

Lejos de tu tierra en la navidad Far from home at Christmas time These monthly gatherings consist of conversation and reflection. All events are FREE. This will be our last Café Recuerdos for 2023 at the Broad Street Gateway Center in Providence from 5:30-7PM. Prompt: Far from home during the holidays.

Virtual Lecture: The Stamp Act Crisis in Rhode Island


The Stamp Act riots in Rhode Island and the Regulator Rebellion in North Carolina, although movements in smaller colonies, tell a broader story about the evolution of American political thought in the decades surrounding the American Revolution. Without pre-existing local tensions, the fury of the Stamp Act crisis might not have spilled over during the […]

History’s Stories, Today’s Storytellers

Rhode Island State Archives 33 Broad Street, Providence, RI

Join Secretary of State Gregg Amore and the RI State Archives for the opening of the new exhibit celebrating the cross section of art and history. Students from Ponaganset High School, South Kingstown High School, and Beacon Charter High School for the Arts partnered with the State Archives for its first-ever exhibit focused on unique […]


Pivotal Brewing Company 500 Wood Street, Bristol, RI

Learn about the design of the Middle Passage Memorial and support its construction in Independence Park, Bristol, RI. Learn also about the Middle Passage Project which promotes reconciliation and healing through the recognition of Bristol’s role in the International Human Trade in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Bristol has joined with the neighboring towns of […]

Washington Salute in celebration of George Washington’s 292nd Birthday

Redwood Library & Athenæum 50 Bellevue Ave, Newport, Rhode Island

On February 22nd of each year, the Rhode Island Society Sons of the Revolution recognize George Washington’s birthday with a ceremony at the Houdon Statue on the south raised patio of the Redwood Library on Bellevue in Newport. The event typically consists of honors presented by the SR with a color Guard provided by the […]

Lecture: “The Hidden History of Middletown”

Middletown Public Library 700 West Main Road, Middletown, Rhode Island

“The Hidden History of Middletown” Middletown Historical Society’s 2024 Winter Lecture Series Sunday, February 25th 2:00-4:00 PM Middletown Public Library History is not just made by the rich and famous; it can be found right in your own family tree. The 2024 Winter Lecture Series, “History in the Family,” sponsored by the Middletown Historical Society […]