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The Conspiracy to Destroy the Gaspee by Dr. John Concannon

The Portsmouth Historical Society in cooperation with the Portsmouth Free Public Library will host Gaspee Historian Dr John Concannon, who will present a lecture titled “The Conspiracy to Destroy the Gaspee”. Learn why the June 9, 1772 burning of the schooner Gaspee in Warwick, RI is considered the first spark of the American Revolution, and the event’s connection to Prudence Island, Bristol and Warren. Due to limited seating, signing up in advance is highly recommended by signing up below or by calling the library at 683-9457. 

This program is free and open to the public. 

Room Reservation: 
Tuesday, February 04
Program Time: 
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Portsmouth Historical Society
Contact Name: 
Colleen LeComte
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