“Frère et Concitoyen”: A Newporter in Revolutionary France

September 5, 2019
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
$5 per person, $1 for members along with active and retired military
Location: Newport Historical Society
82 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-0813

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Join the Newport Historical Society for “Frère et Concitoyen”: A Newporter in Revolutionary France, a lecture by Will Simpson, a Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholar in Public History, which will be at the Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI, on September 5, 2019 at 5:30pm.

The story of William H. Vernon’s years in France (1778-1797) is one of thrilling political intrigue, as this young American merchant, a member of one of Newport’s most influential Colonial-era merchant families, found himself thrust into the midst of the French Revolution. Join us to hear Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholar in Public History Will Simpson’s presentation based on his research of the Newport Historical Society’s Vernon family manuscript collections.

“Frère et Concitoyen”: A Newporter in Revolutionary France
  • September 5, 2019
  • Newport Historical Society
  • $5 per person, $1 for members along with active and retired military