Presented by the Westerly Historical Society
Christian McBurney, http://christianmcburney.com/Historian, Author,publisher and editor-in-chief of The Online Review of Rhode Island History, at www.smallstatebighistory.com.
Espionage played a vital role during the Revolutionary War in Rhode Island, both when the British and later the French occupied Newport and the rest of Aquidneck Island. The British and Americans each employed spies to discover the secrets, plans and positions of their enemy. Author Christian M. McBurney, for the first time, unravels the world of spies and covert operations in Rhode Island during the Revolutionary War.
At the Carriage House. Non-members $5.00; members free.