French Officers’ (1780) Grave Marker Dedication

Trinity Churchyard 1 Queen Anne Square, Newport, RI, United States

Trinity Church records indicate that three French officers were buried in its Churchyard in 1780. Only the grave of Admiral Charles-Henri-Louis d’Arsac, chevalier de Ternay, whose fleet brought 5,000 French troops to Newport, is currently marked with a stone. Newspaper articles from 1780 confirm that chaplains said prayers for the dead aboard French ships and […]

The French in 1780 Newport

Newport Newport, RI, United States

The Newport Historical Society will host dozens of costumed living historians to portray scenarios that illustrate what life was like during this turning point in history. Programming will take place at three NHS’s properties: the Colony House, located at the top of Washington Square, which will represent a French army hospital just as it was […]

The First Oval Office Project in Newport, Rhode Island

Great Friends Meeting House 21 Farewell St, Newport, RI, United States

Join staff from Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution for a weekend of living history on the lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House. Meet costumed historical interpreters and explore hand-made replicas of the sleeping and baggage tents that were part of General George Washington's mobile headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Learn more about how […]

The French in 1780 Newport

Great Friends Meeting House 21 Farewell St, Newport, RI, United States

You are cordially invited to attend a celebration of the French Alliance and arrival in Newport on July 7 through 10 in Newport, Rhode Island sponsored by the Newport Historical Society, Alliance Française and the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail. This living history event French weekend is free. Details are HERE. The event […]

Free – $175

French Culinary Adventure Cocktail Reception

Great Friends Meeting House 21 Farewell St, Newport, RI, United States

The weekend kicks off on July 7 at 5:30 pm with a Newport Historical Society French-themed Culinary Adventure. Enjoy an evening of French hors d’oeuvres, colonial cocktails, and live music on the lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House. Visit George Washington’s campaign tent provided by the Museum of the American Revolution and speak with […]

$175

The French in Newport Living History Weekend

Washington Square Washington Square, Newport, RI, United States

This July 14th and 15th, join the Newport Historical Society in Washington Square in downtown Newport, Rhode Island for the "French in Newport Living History Weekend"!