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And One for the Pot, Tea & Treason: A Living History Talk


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Presented in partnership with the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, The Newport Historical Society and  South County History Center

The Newport Historical Society and South County History Center have partnered with the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum to present a living history program that will be offered twice in different locations this fall.

Peek into the past during this living history talk when costumed interpreters from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum present And One for the Pot, Tea & Treason. Two ladies portraying upper-class residents in 1770s Rhode Island will explore tea brewing, tea etiquette and the place of tea in colonial America, along with the influence of politics on this popular practice.

And One for the Pot, Tea & Treason takes place on Saturday September 24, 2016 in South Kingstown, RI and again on Thursday October 13, 2016 in Newport, RI. Details are as follows:

South Kingstown, RI hosted by the South County History Center

  • Saturday September 24, 2016 at 2pm at the South Kingstown Land Trust Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown.
  • Tickets cost $10 per person; a $2 discount is offered for South County History Center, Newport Historical Society and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum members. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite.com.
  • Admission includes a tea reception following the program.

Newport, RI hosted by the Newport Historical Society

  • Thursday October 13, 2016 at 5:30pm at the Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI.
  • Admission costs $5 per person, $1 for Newport Historical Society members along with South County History Center and Boston Tea Party Ships Museum members. Please RSVP to: 401-841-8770.

This program ties into the Newport Historical Society’s Newport Eats history of food initiative along with South County History Center’s 2016-2017 series Taverns, Teapots and Temperance: South County in a Cup.

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