This is the original charter of the Rhode Island United Train of Artillery (UTA) written April 22nd, 1775, just 3 days after “the shot heard round the world” at Concord, MA, that began the U.S. fight for independence. After raising 80% of the funds through a grant, the document has gone through an extensive conservation […]
We got some great images of the Varnum Continentals Historic Marching Militia from the East Greenwich Summer’s End Concert on Sept. 3, 2016. It was a great show and we had a great time participating in this community event.
The Varnum House Museum was happy to host Roger Williams University volunteers as part of their Community Connections program. We had about ten students on the grounds helping us clean up the house grounds. They filled dozens of organic refuse bags and cleaned up the brush around the outer edge of the grounds. This program […]
Check out the updated World Wars display at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum! Just go here to book a tour!
This month, as we approach the 110th anniversary year of the founding of the Varnum Continentals, trustee Brian Wallin takes us back in time to meet one of the founders of our organization and its longtime commander, H.V. Allen. Howard Vernon Allen was descended from one of Rhode Island’s founding families, and Brian will share […]
At last our new flagpoles are going up at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum! Thanks to David VanderPyl, Mark Trimmer, and Andrew Barkley, along with Brian Wallin, Patrick Donovan, and Tim Jackson.
In direct relation to our 1st Rhode Island Cavalry Company L guidon flag, the Varnum Memorial Armory also has on exhibit the uniform belonging to North Kingstown’s Lyman Aylesworth, one the few cavalrymen to escape the Battle of Middleburg on June 18, 1863. Click here to book a tour!
June 18, 2016 was the 153rd anniversary of the First Rhode Island Cavalry‘s demise at the Battle of Middleburg during the U.S. Civil War. Nearly surrounded by overwhelming numbers from Jeb Stuart‘s Confederate cavalry, Col. Duffie ordered every man to try to get away. Out of roughly 280 soldiers, only 27 made it out. In […]
The Varnum House Museum had a great opening day today! We had several docents on hand to give tours to the public. If you’d like to take a tour, then email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-884-1776. Please see below for our summer tour hours.
On Monday, June 13, we had our annual Varnum Continentals Community Barbecue at the Varnum House Museum. What a great time! We had about 100 guests on the grounds for the celebration and taking tours of the newly-refreshed 1773 house museum (originally built by General James Mitchell Varnum). New Varnum House Docent Program Launched It […]