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Newport Historical Society

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August 2017

The 1777 British Occupation: Summer Living History Event

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Redcoats are coming! Join the Newport Historical Society on Saturday August 26, 2017, from noon until 5pm for its largest reenactment to date, the 1777 British Occupation. During this free program, over 75 costumed re-enactors will recreate aspects of life during the summer of 1777 in the heart of Newport’s Old Quarter. During the Revolutionary War, the British occupied Newport, RI for nearly three years—a time that dramatically changed the city. Prior to the war, Newport was the fifth…

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