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Heritage Day Weekend 2014

heritage day eventbrite 2014Our Heritage Day has grown to a weekend long event.  It begins on Sept. 26 with our second annual beer garden at the Brayton Tavern.  It is our intention to restore our colonial tavern and also bring back some of the past heritage that the tavern provided in early years.  The tavern played a major role in community life in that time period.  So we invite the beer lovers to join us at 6 PM and sample the wares of our local brewers.  This year our event is sponsored by Shopper Liquors and Bella’s Sports Pub, both located in Washington Village, which was once known as Braytonville, where the tavern stood and still stands to this day.  Get your tickets early, $30 per person for the beer, food and live entertainment.  http://bit.ly/XdeDDx.

Heritage Day itself is Sept. 27 starting at 10 AM.  This event always falls the the Smithsonian Museum Day.  You can get free tickets for various museums that open their doors for this special event.  You must have your ticket with you.  You can get them at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/.    These tickets pertain to entrance of the Paine House Museum only.

Schedule for this day:

11 pm Providence Brigade Band, a Civil War era brass band

12 pm  Soaring Eagle Singers and the Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council

2 pm  The Old Fiddlers of Rhode Island

Food Court provided by the Regional Career and Technical Center at Coventry High School culinary students

Unique crafts by local artisans.

Assistance by the Girl Scouts of troop 623 and students from Johnson & Wales University

Sept. 27 we kick off the events in preparation for the 275th anniversary of the town of Coventry. The first event takes place at Paine House, where it all began.  The first town meeting and election took place at the home of Samuel Bennett, which is now know as the Paine House.  We begin with a living history event.  A visit to Brayton Tavern by our native son and hero, General Nathanael Greene and his wife.  Take this time to experience what it would have been like to visit with the General.  The visit begins at 10 am to be followed by a colonial dinner. It you would like to attend the dinner with the Greenes the cost is $25 per person.

We have many new events in the planning stages and we hope you join us as we prepare for the town anniversary in 2015 and the anniversary itself in 2016.




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