RI SAR: Do You Think You Have A Revolutionary War Ancestor?

Greenville Public Library 573 Putnam Pike, Greenville, Rhode Island

Join the Rhode Island Society of the Sons of the American Revolution to find out if you have a Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor. In 2026, America is celebrating 250 years of Independence! Learn about the Sons of the American Revolution, hereditary societies, and genealogy basics. Meet with SAR Members who will help you begin to […]

Historian Robert A. Geake To Speak on the 1st RI Regiment in Newport

Channing Memorial Church 135 Pelham Street, Newport, RI

The Battle of Rhode Island Association’s Lecture Series sponsored by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati continues with our partners at Rhode Island Slave History Medallions, the Middle Passage and Port Markers Project and NAACP Newport Chapter for a lecture by historian Robert A. Geake. The talk “Guardians of Liberty: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in […]

North Kingstown 350th Celebration Speaker Series, Broke the Ice: Richard Smith’s Blockhouse and the Origins of North Kingstown

North Kingstown Free Library 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Follow the story of Smith’s Castle, from Richard Smith’s Blockhouse, described as “the first English house” in Narragansett Country, to the platting of Wickford by Smith descendent Lodowick Updike. Public historian and President of the Cocumscussoc Association/Smith’s Castle, John Dower, will share the tale of how Richard Smith “broke the ice” in building the first […]

Lecture: Discovering the Frank Brothers, Freeborn Men of Color, Soldiers of Independence

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

March 6, 2024 at 6:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm for a cocktail reception Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI Tickets: $15-$20 per person or $43 – $55 for a combo book + admission ticket On Wednesday March 6, 2024, the Newport Historical Society, in partnership with the Battle of Rhode Island Association, will […]

Dr. Shirley L. Green To Speak on “Revolutionary Blacks, Discovering the Frank Brothers” in Providence

Aldrich House 110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI

The Battle of Rhode Island Association’s Lecture Series sponsored by the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati continues with our partners at the  Rhode Island Historical Society, for a lecture by Dr. Shirley Green. Thursday March 7th at 6:00 PM at the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Aldrich House 110 Benevolent St in Providence The lecture […]

“Hope Deferred”: George T. Downing and the Nineteenth Century Civil Rights Movement

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

Thursday March 21, 2024 at 6:30pm; doors open at 5:30pm for a cocktail reception $20 per person, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street On Thursday March 21, 2024 at 6:30pm, Rhode Island historians Erik Chaput and Russell DeSimone will discuss the life and career […]

Virtual Lecture—The Marquis de Lafayette and his Farewell Tour

Zoom

In 1824, the Marquis de Lafayette embarked on a tour of the United States, returning for a final time to the country he helped establish and whose democratic experiment he saw as a model for the rest of the world. During his thirteen-month tour, he visited all twenty-four states of the union, where he was […]

RI 250th Commission Reception

Rhode Island State House 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI

Join us for a memorable reception hosted by the Rhode Island 250th Commission. Date: March 29th, 2024 Time: 5:00-7:00 pm Location: State House Library Experience the rich history of Rhode Island with the Charting History exhibit by the Rhode Island Historical Society and Newport Historical Society and performances by the Pawtuxet Rangers Fife & Drum […]

Major General Nathanael Greene Memorial Bench Dedication

Major General Nathanael Greene Homestead 50 Taft Street, Coventry, RI

Join the Major General Nathanael Greene Homestead and the Nathanael Greene Homestead Association in marking our nation's 250th anniversary! The two organizations will dedicate a memorial bench in honor of the contributions of Coventry's native son, Nathanael Greene. As we approach the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, this bench is a reminder of his […]

Rhode Island Independence Day Open House

Rhode Island State House 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI

The State House Restoration Committee and the RI Department of State will host an Open House on Rhode Island Independence Day, Saturday, May 4th!