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VIRTUAL: Special Presentation for British Landscapes Tour with Collette Travel

The Rhode Island Historical Society is going global this November with a fundraising trip to the United Kingdom to explore the early life of Roger Williams with John McNiff! This specialized trip will see guests walk in the footsteps of Williams and his associates (as well as other famed Rhode Island influencer Samuel Slater) as we visit Scotland, England and Wales on a 10-day adventure accompanied by Williams expert and former National Park Ranger John McNiff.

Together, we will visit and experience exclusive tours of:

*Raby Castle, the seat of Williams and Hutchinson supporter Henry Vane

*Worksop, the birthplace of Mary Williams whose father wrote the book on identifying witches in the village with the largest collection of witch marks in the UK

*Cambridge, where Williams studied at Pembroke College

*All Saint’s Church, where Roger and Mary married in 1629

*London, home to Roger until he left for the colonies in 1630

*Belper, home to Samuel Slater, better known locally as “Slater the Traitor”

In addition, guests will experience Guy Fawkes Night in Edinburgh, as well as visit York, Caernarfon, Betws-y-Coed, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity on Tuesday, February 13 at 6pm with an information session at the Aldrich House or by joining us for any of the associated programs we will be hosting through the spring.

Feel free to bring any questions you have, which will be answered during the presentation. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Guests can register here.


Find out more details about the trip here.


Feb 13
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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110 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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