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From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution

  • South County History Center 2636 Kingstown Road Kingston, RI 02881 (map)

Local historian Bob Geake and Tomaquag Museum director Lorén Spears will share the important story, documented in their recent book, of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolutionary War, a regiment composed of indentured servants, Narragansett people and formerly enslaved people.

This program is offered as part of "Holiday in Kingston Village," a community-wide event.  On Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., the Center will offer free tours of the Jail each half-hour, along with special sales in the gift shop.