Battle of Rhode Island Association receives grant from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation

June 1st, 2023

The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) received the welcome news that we were awarded a grant of $65,000 from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. The grant will go to the Phase 1 restoration of Butts Hill Fort in Portsmouth as well as BoRIA’s website development and ongoing educational efforts.

The van Beuren Charitable Foundation (vBCF) was established in 1986 by John A. “Archie” and Hope H. “Happy” van Beuren. Early conversations around the family kitchen table formed the principles that continue to guide vBCF today: encouraging family involvement,…[Read More]

Read the Revolution Summer Reading List: 2023 Young Readers Edition

May 30th, 2023

As students start the countdown to the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation, we rounded up a new batch of books for young readers to keep them reading all summer long! This eight-book reading list, inspired by the compelling stories and complex events of the American Revolution, features stories of famous presidents, undercover spies, history-making women, and unsung heroes whose names may not be as well-known as Washington,…[Read More]