A concert of early American music at Trinity Church, Newport RI on October 26th at 7 pm.
Norumbega Harmony practices the tradition of the itinerant signing school that gave birth to Sacred Harp singing. The group’s repertoire consists of music from the colonial and Revolutionary era of new England as well as music from the Sacred Harp and American folk hymn traditions.
A public conversation about our Founders and their intent.
A panel will address questions of what Rhode Island’s founders intended and expected when they wrote the 1663 Charter, what our nation’s founding fathers intended and expected regarding the separation of Church and State, and what it all means now.
Saturday, June 22nd
1pm – midnight
Statehouse and Roger Williams memorial
A variety of activities sponsored by the Governor’s 1663 Commission.
Panel discussion on the Charter featuring Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagen.
Trinity Reperatory Theater, Providence, RI
A conference on the role of religious tolerance in society.
More than 40 scholarly papers – by historians, legal scholars, journalists and others – will be presented on topics ranging in time and space from 17th century England through colonial American to 20th century Seattle. The conference will include two public keynotes, one each in Newport and Providence.