Preservation Society of Newport County Events
Upcoming Society-Sponsored Events
Here is a list of some upcoming events.
We are still working on dates for several.
– Portsmouth Historical Society Book Series
Nathanael Greene by Gerald M. Carbone
6:00-7:30 at the Portsmouth Library
The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with the Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a book club discussion of Nathanael Greene by Gerald M. Carbone on Monday, March 25, 2019, from 6:00-7:30. The book discussion will be held at the Portsmouth Library.
Gerald M. Carbone breathes new life into Nathanael Greene’s story, juxtaposing his military success and tactical genius with the tragedy of his personal life. Returning home after the [Revolutionary] War, Greene found himself penniless through a combination of his generosity–including using his personal wealth to feed and clothe his soldiers–and the hardships of a country struggling to recover from war.
From a reviewer: “Carbone has written a lively, accessible biography of one of the truly great strategists in American history, Major General Nathanael Greene, second only to Washington in the pantheon of heroes of the War of the Revolution.” —–John Buchanan, author of The Road to Guilford Courthouse]
This event is part of a series of book club discussions about local history selected by the Portsmouth Historical Society. Copies of this title will be available for checkout at Portsmouth Free Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Please sign up on the library’s website or by calling the library at 683-9457.
–Co-host Fred Zillian lecture “Roger Williams: Founding Father of Religious Freedom in America” at the library 6:30 PM
– Adult History Trivia contest 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Valley Inn
Test Your Knowledge of Portsmouth History
The Portsmouth Historical Society will host its 3rd annual Portsmouth History Trivia night at Portsmouth’s historic Valley Inn on Thursday, 11 April from 6:30—8:30 PM. Participating teams will be asked questions about Portsmouth RI’s past, prepared by Town Historian and Historical Society President Jim Garman who will also act as judge for this event. Due to space limitations, contestants will be limited to the first 12 teams who sign up for this contest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, team name and number of members (maximum of 6 people per team). The trivia contest will be comprised of five Rounds of five questions each, with a short break in between rounds for scoring. Prizes will be given to the three teams with the highest scores.
There will be an entry fee of $10 per contestant.
The Valley Inn opens at 5 PM for anyone interested in dinner before the contest but reservations are recommended. The Valley Inn is located at 2221 W. Main Road, Portsmouth, RI and reservations can be made at: (401) 847-9871. Check out their website at thevalleyinn.net for more information.
– 1 PM – Cemetery Research with Pegee Malcolm & Lew Keen – at the library
– Member Open House at Society Museum
– Society Museum opens for visitors for the season. Open every Sunday 2-5 PM until Oct 7.