March 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
This year’s Founders’ Day Celebration will commemorate the 386th anniversary of the signing of the Portsmouth Compact. The original Portsmouth Compact will be transported with a police escort from the Rhode Island State Archives in Providence to the Portsmouth Town Hall. The document will be on public display from 11 am to 1 pm. Also on display will be the Town of Portsmouth’s 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence, printed for the Rhode Island Assembly by Newport printer Solomon Southwick on July 13, 1776.
There will be a short ceremony from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM where town and state officials and Town Historian Jim Garman will give brief remarks.