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Naval Impressment: A 1765 Reenactment in Colonial Newport

Presented by Newport Historical Society and Newport Restoration Foundation at Colony House, Newport RI

Aug 27 2016
Naval Impressment: A 1765 Reenactment in Colonial Newport

Visitors to downtown Newport’s Washington Square, Perotti Park and the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House can “step back in time” to the summer of 1765. From 1pm-4pm, the Newport Historical Society will host a large scale living history event with dozens of costumed interpreters who will recreate a naval press gang incident during Naval Impressment: A 1765 Reenactment in Colonial Newport.

In June 1765, members of the Royal Navy from HMS Maidstone impressed sailors into service from the area that

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ADMISSION INFO

FREE | William Vernon House Tours Require RSVP (http://www.NewportRestoration.org)

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Colony House

Washington Square, Newport, RI 02840

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