“The Conspiracy to Destroy the Gaspee"
“The Conspiracy to Destroy the Gaspee" - Lecture by Historian Dr John Concannon
Portsmouth Free Public Library, Tuesday February 4, 2020, 6:30 PM
The Portsmouth Historical Society in cooperation with the Portsmouth Free Public Library (2658 East Main Rd) will host Gaspee Historian Dr John Concannon, who will present a lecture titled
“The Conspiracy to Destroy the Gaspee”.
Learn why the June 9, 1772 burning of the schooner Gaspee in Warwick, RI is considered the first spark of the American Revolution, and the event’s connection to Prudence Island, Bristol and Warren. Due to limited seating, signing up in advance is highly recommended by visiting the library’s website ( www.portsmouthlibrary.org ) or by calling the library at 683-9457.
Point of Contact
Anne Northup Burns
Portsmouth Historical Society President