Annual Meeting and Dorr War Presentation

Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Noon
Bluewater Bar and Grill
(formerly Tyler Point Grill)
Guest Speaker: Russell J. DeSimone

The Dorr War is little known outside Rhode Island but was fought over the right to vote and representation in state government. Find out how losing a war does not always mean the defeat of the ideas that started it! We will also be displaying the pennant that the Barrington Militia carried in the final Dorr War battle at Chepachet.

Russell J. DeSimone is an independent scholar who has spent a lifetime studying Rhode Island history and published several manuscripts including “Broadsides of the Dorr Rebellion” and “The Dorr Rebellion Chronicled in Ballads and Poetry”. He is currently co-historian-in-residence for the Dorr Rebellion Project Site at Providence College.

Guests should pre-pay for lunch, $28 per person, indicating choice of Atlantic haddock, chicken piccata, or pasta primavera, and send payment by check by January 7, 2015 to Barrington Preservation Society, c/o Peggy Mello, 15 Appian Way, Barrington RI 02806.