1778 Rhode Island Campaign: 5/14/18

The spring of 1778 was a dismal time for Newport. Once the largest and most prosperous town in Rhode Island, its fortunes had fallen with the British occupation. Thousands had fled the city, and the people who remained were desparately low on food and fuel.

Find out what happened on Aquidneck Island 240 years ago this summer when author and independent historian Christian McBurney talks about the Rhode Island Campaign   7pm