The Founding of Portsmouth with Jim Garman
James Garman, author, master gardener, & retired history teacher, will present “The Founding of Portsmouth”. Portsmouth was founded in 1638 by a group of nineteen dissidents who left Massachusetts with the advice and counsel of Roger Williams. The Portsmouth Compact was the official agreement between the original settlers that bound them together. This important event in Portsmouth’s history is reflected in the town seal.
In celebration of Portsmouth’s 375th birthday, this lecture is presented in conjunction with the PortsmouthRI 375th Committee and Portsmouth Free Public Library. This lecture is the first of several talks that Mr. Garman will give during the year recounting our rich and fascinating history. Advance registration is required as seating is limited. A ticket will be given to each person signing up and must be presented at the entrance the night of the lecture. Those who have already registered may pick up their tickets at the Library prior to the event.