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Ulysses S. Grant Meets Ida Lewis Culinary Adventure

September 23, 2017
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
$150 - $250 per person
Location: Colony House
Washington Square
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-0813

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Join us for our second annual culinary adventure this September inspired by the 1869 meeting between Ulysses S. Grant and "American's bravest woman" Ida Lewis. Ida Lewis gained her reputation as America's Heroine after rescuing two soldiers from drowning in their attempt to return to Fort Adams in the midst of a great storm. Despite having taken over many of the duties of the Lime Rock Lighthouse Keeper from her father at the age of fifteen, Ida was not officially appointed to the post until 1879, ten years after that daring rescue that catapulted her to celebrity. Over the course of her life, she completed numerous other rescues and was recognized for her lifesaving efforts with many medals.

Dinner will be held at the Colony House on Washington Square, Newport. Doors open at 6:30 PM for general admission tickets.

Ulysses S. Grant Meets Ida Lewis Culinary Adventure