NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Untold Stories from World War II Rhode Island

Talk at the Newport Historical Society with Christian McBurney

Newport, RI (October 2019) – Join the Newport Historical Society for a talk with author Christian McBurney on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI, at 5:30 pm.

 

Christian McBurney will speak for the first time about his newly-released book, Untold Stories from World War II Rhode Island.  He will reveal long-forgotten stories, from Newport serving as the headquarters for the Atlantic Fleet from April 1941 to November 1944, to amazing secret innovations that were developed in the state for use by the armed forces overseas, and to recollections of Rhode Islanders when they were children or teenagers during the war years.

   

The talk will last about 45 minutes, after which Christian will be available to sign books.

 

Untold Stories from World War II Rhode Island with Christian McBurney will be in Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI.

General admission costs $5 per person, $1 for Newport Historical Society members along with retired and active duty military.

 

About the Newport Historical Society

Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved the artifacts, photographs, documents, publications, and genealogical records that relate to the history of Newport County, to make these materials readily available for both research and enjoyment, and to act as a resource center for the education of the public about the history of Newport County, so that knowledge of the past may contribute to a fuller understanding of the present. For more information please visit 

www.NewportHistory.org.