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The Gaspee Affair: Everybody knows about the parade, but why do we have it?
February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Lane Sparkman from the RI Department of State for an in-depth look at the attack on the HMS Gaspee and the investigation that followed. You’ll learn what led to the attack, follow the ships’ routes up Narragansett Bay, and hear testimonies from eyewitnesses including a young African-heritage servant living on Prudence Island. Lane will also share information about the rolling commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution which is already underway.