Events ~ And One for the Pot ~ South Kingstown and Newport


And One for the Pot: Tea & Treason, A Living History Talk 
Presented in partnership with the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 
The Newport Historical Society and South County History Center 

Newport, RI – August 2016 – The Newport Historical Society and South County History Center have partnered with the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum to present a living history program, And One for the Pot: Tea & Treason, that will be offered twice in different locations this fall.

Costumed interpreters will offer a peak into the past as they portray upper-class residents in 1770s Rhode Island to 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 must be purchased in advance and are available online at:
• 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, 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 the South County History Center’s 2016-2017 series Taverns, Teapots and Temperance: South County in a Cup.

About the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum 
The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, owned and operated by Historic Tours of America, is dedicated to accurately reliving that famous event. With a new state-of-the art museum and authentic replica ships; the Beaver and the Eleanor; the attraction brings visitors back in time to learn and experience the courageous acts of those who forever shaped the course of history.

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

About the South County History Center 
The South County History Center’s mission is to lead the discovery and stewardship of South County’s unique historic resources through meaningful and enriching learning opportunities. To achieve this goal, the Center preserves and interprets the material culture of South County through exhibits and study of archival, library and artifact collections. For more information, please visit


Media inquiries contact:

Elizabeth Sulock
Newport Historical Society
Manager of Public Outreach
401-846-0813 x104

Evan O'Brien
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Creative Manager

Erica Luke
South County History Center
Executive Director


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