At the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum we have a hand-embroidered and fully restored militia flag for the United Train Of Artillery from Providence, RI. They were one of the early founding companies of the U.S. Artillery. Formed on April 22, 1775, they participated in the Siege of Boston, the Battle of Long Island, and the […]
On December 10, 2017, the Varnum House Museum hosted its Annual Colonial Yuletide Celebration featuring festive holiday decorations, live music, refreshments, and guided tours by docents in period costume. Our many visitors toured the museum and took in many new exhibits and revamped rooms in this 1773 mansion museum. Built in 1773 by General James […]
Here’s another great donation to the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum‘s collection: an 1852 edition of a “Pictorial Life of George Washington” and an 1885 “Barner’s Brief History of the United States”. Fantastic images in both books! Thank you Joanne and Mike Breslin!
Every so often we still find incredible bits of U.S. history tucked away in a corner at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum. This framed note with a tiny bit of fabric is the latest. After transcribing the note and some Googling, we discovered that it is a remnant from the first British Revolutionary War flag […]
We’re pleased to announce that the Varnum House Museum will be open for the 2017 tour season in June, July, and August on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Tours include a dynamic program featuring costumed interpreters leading our guests through this house museum’s rich history. Contact the Varnum House Museum by calling […]
This past December 17th, we marked the 238th birthday of General James Mitchell Varnum. This year, the Varnum Continentals observe the 110th anniversary of our founding: all in all, a pretty rich history. So, for the benefit of our new members and as a refresher for all Varnum members, let’s take a look at one […]
Here’s another great exhibit at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum: a large 1839 lithograph of General George Washington (the frame looks very old as well). You’ll be able to see it in our main display room. Here’s the description: Originally painted by Parisian artist Leon Cogniet, engraved by Jean Nicolas Laugier, and sold by James […]
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 […]