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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 thatView more
Washington Square, Newport, RI 02840