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The Jamestown Historical Society has begun an effort to connect its members with nearby events of historical interest, such as talks, exhibitions, or activities. The society will coordinate a car pool for those wishing transportation.
EVENT: Talk by Prof. William Simmons of Brown University
SUBJECT: Great Swamp Fight of 1675
LOCATION: Great Swamp Memorial, West Kingstown
TIME: Saturday, December 19 at 12 noon
ENTRY FEE: $5
TRANSPORTATION: Call Jim Buttrick [423-0078 or cell 617-756-9164] by Thursday Dec.17 to share a ride or offer other members a ride. Or drive yourself.
NOTE: The event is outside. Dress appropriately.
Professor Simmons is best known to Jamestowners for having excavated the Narragansett graves at West Ferry that yielded the material now on display in the Jamestown Philomenian Library’s Wright Room. His Jamestown work is described in his book Cautantowwit’s House (1970). He has written two other books on the Narragansetts and New England tribes more generally.
The occasion is the 340th anniversary of the Great Swamp Fight that virtually destroyed the Narragansett people in New England.