The Battle of Rhode Island Association
Electronic Press Kit
The Battle of Rhode Island Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to raising awareness of Rhode Island’s role in the War for Independence. This is accomplished by research, talks, living history events, publications, and our website (battleofrhodeisland.org). Donations may be made payable to “BoRIA” at PO Box 626, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or by visiting: https://battleofrhodeisland.org/donate/
- The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) is focused on documenting and telling the story of Rhode Island’s significant role in the Revolutionary War by research, our website, talks, publications, events, and outreach to schools.
- Notable people include Washington, Rochambeau, Lafayette, 1st RI Regiment (aka the Black Regiment), Sullivan, Greene, and Varnum were all part of the Rhode Island Campaign.
- BoRIA has more than 40 state and national historical and military societies as partners.
- BoRIA was formed as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in October 2021.
- The Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee (BHFRC) was created in February 2021 to restore and maintain the Fort and provide an educational and recreational site for everyone to access. BHFRC was absorbed into BoRIA.
- Butts Hill Fort is the largest Revolutionary War earthwork in southern New England
and was the command center in the Battle of Rhode Island (August 29, 1778).
- Butts Hill Fort is on the Register of National Historic Places and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (NPS WARO).
Recently the Battle of Rhode Island Association announced a new web partnership with RI Publications Society. The Rhode Island Publications Society (RIPS) is a nonprofit educational and cultural foundation incorporated in 1981 under Rhode Island law to publish and distribute works relating to Rhode Island’s history, economy, and cultural life.
The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) was awarded a $5,000 grant from BankNewport. The funds will go toward funding our speaker series throughout the State that highlights Rhode Island’s significant contributions to the American Revolution.
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