State of the State: Varnum Armory Museum

Varnum Armory Museum (2/28/22) from John Carlevale on Vimeo.

Host Richard August speaks with Patrick Donovan of the Varnum Armory Museum. The Varnum Continentals were charted as a militia in 1774. In 1913, they built the Varnum Memorial Armory. It has recently undergone a considerable renovation/upgrade, expanding the museum that was contained therein. The organization’s members now view themselves as a conservation organization of RI military history, which of course intertwines with U.S. history. The museum contains many valuable artifacts of this history and its people, which Donovan talks about with captivating devotion, respect, admiration and pride. The museum is free and open to the public by appointment only. Contact: armory@varnumcontinentals.org

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