To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Gaspee Affair, Rhode Island Historical Society invites the public to explore this chapter in our state’s history with The Gaspee Legacy: Resistance or Treason? at the John Brown House Museum.
This exhibit, on display through December, explores the events that immediately preceded the Gaspee Affair, what occurred on that June evening, and the legacy of the investigations that followed and the response throughout the colonies and Britain. Visitors will also see more than 15 items from the RIHS collections related to the Affair, including John Brown’s cane engraved with the Gaspee’s name and rumored to be constructed of wood from the Gaspee.
The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 1-4pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm.