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Newport Historical Society's 3rd Annual Historic Culinary Experience
100th Anniversary of the End of World War I
During WWI, Aquidneck Islanders participated at all levels and the Navy base was a center of activity. On the "Home Front," Victory Gardens were encouraged and "Farmerettes" worked the land. Rationing became a high priority and beef, flour, sugar, and milk were sent overseas. The Red Cross and various other organizations came together to support the troops, whether at home or abroad.
On Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, United States citizens celebrated the end of the Great War. However, rations were still in effect up to a year later, until all the troops made it home.
Please join us for entertainment and libations of the time and a locally grown dinner much like those which were an essential part of the war effort.