Butts Hill Fort Receives RI Legislative Grant and Civic Engagement Grant from Town of Portsmouth

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Members of the BoRIA Archaeology Field School and BHFRC members with R.I. Rep. Terri Cortvriend and R.I. Rep. Michelle McGaw.

Representatives Teri Cortvriend and Michelle McGaw stopped by Butts Hill Fort in Portsmouth and presented a check for $2000. BoRIA Director Paul Murphy stated: “It was great having Representatives McGaw and Cortvriend at the fort to see the work of our Archaeological Field School team and Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee truly appreciates their support to our continued restoration efforts. This grant will be put to use immediately this Summer to facilitate our efforts on the southern sections of the fort closest to Portsmouth High School and overlooking the 1778 battlefield to the south.”

The BoRIA was also awarded a civic engagement grant of $2,040 from the town of Portsmouth. Town Administrator Rich Rainer said “I am proud to support the Battle of Rhode Island Association in their efforts to preserve the historic Butts Hill Fort. Our civic support grant underscores our commitment to honoring our revolutionary past and ensuring future generations can appreciate the significance of this pivotal site in American history.”

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