Battle of Rhode Island Association Receives Grants and Donations

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Members of the RI Society of Cincinnati during a September visit and briefing at Butts Hill Fort in Portsmouth.

The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) recently received notice that we were awarded two grants from the Society of Cincinnati. The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation’s oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army who served together in the American Revolution. Its mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among its members. The Massachusetts’s chapter granted BoRIA $5000 and the Rhode Island chapter granted BoRIA $2500 both amounts going towards historical research and lectures throughout Rhode Island. The Society has supported our efforts since inception and we’re honored and thankful to once again receive these generous grants. We also received a generous donation of $10,000 from The Sachem Foundation, a private foundation based out of Providence. This support will continue the ongoing efforts of the Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee to improve the six acre fort grounds, and directly support our efforts to protect, maintain and stabilize the historic Revolutionary War earthworks themselves.

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