On the afternoon of October 7, 1775, a squadron of British ships led by Captain James Wallace left Newport and sailed into Bristol harbor. After firing a salute, the town’s leaders were asked to meet Wallace to discuss British demands. The residents refused. The British then bombarded the town with cannon balls and shells for about an hour and a half.
Please join BH&PS Historian Rei Battcher, in the persona of local resident and slave trader Simeon Potter, who negotiated a peace agreement, for a walking tour of the major sites involved in this event.
$15 FOR NON-MEMBERS/$10 FOR BH&PS MEMBERS.
NO PRE-REGISTRATION IS NEEDED. JUST MEET AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE SOCIETY.