Jay Waller on Conflict Archaeology

On Thursday October 26th, the BoRIA Lecture Series sponsored by BankNewport continued as The Public Archaeology Lab (PAL) Senior Archaeologist Jay Waller discussed battlefield/conflict archaeology and summarize the results and preliminary interpretations of the Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) investigations at two properties to date. BoRIA is committed to researching, documenting, and sharing Rhode Island’s involvement in the American Revolutionary War with particular emphasis on the Rhode Island Campaign and the Revolutionary earthworks on Butts Hill Fort in Portsmouth. Their efforts have drawn the attention of several property owners whose lands are included in the Battle of Rhode Island battlefield. BoRIA volunteers have begun a forensic study of actions of August 29, 1778, with the generous support of private property owners and the Portsmouth Historical Society.

Janet Uhlar on Nathanael Greene

Ms. Uhlar’s lecture is General Nathanael Greene: Savior of the Continental Army. An iron-master from Coventry, Nathanael Greene walked away from his Quaker upbringing regarding pacifism to become a private in the Kentish Guards militia unit and ultimately second-in-command of the Continental Army. With no formal military training. he would become known as the strategist of the American Revolution.

Centennial Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Roderick Terry

The Battle of Rhode Island Association Centennial Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Roderick Terry took place Saturday August 19th 2023 at Butts Hill Fort in Portsmouth Rhode Island. Marking 100 years since the Rev. Dr. Roderick Terry saved Butts Hill Fort and other historically significant sites in Rhode Island.

Let’s Restore the Fort August 29th, 2020

Portsmouth Historical Society event at Butts Hill Fort, Portsmouth, RI. The event is to gain an appreciation of the historical value of the Fort and start a movement to restore the Fort for an event in the 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of RI in 2028.