Chose which subdivision you want.
interesting facts about Massachusetts, Rhode Island and
other New England colonies in the period of 1600 to 1799. Or if the "first
shot of the revolution" is what you want to learn about, start on this site to
read fascinating facts and figures regarding the 1772 Gaspee attack.
is fun! Why just read when you can watch a parade and see reenactments of colonial life?
Join Rhode Island in celebrating the 1772 attack
on the Gaspee, watch the
Saturday parade, then on Sunday see
historical enactors of colonial life. Be in Rhode Island on the 2nd Saturday/Sunday of each June, where
Rhode Island celebrates
"Gaspee Days" as the start of the American Revolution.
Click here for information.
your organization's meeting - inject American History in a most interesting
manner. A re-enactor such as Leonard Bucklin
can tell your group or other audience the
story of the start of the American Revolution, by telling you what the
character being portrayed thought and did during the Revolutionary War.
Leonard Bucklin, shown on the left, is the fourth-great grandnephew of
Captain Joseph Bucklin IV, a prominent member of Rhode Island's merchant class
before and during the Revolutionary War. His specialty is describing the the
family's history and colonial events as they viewed them, leading his own son to
fire the first shot of the Revolution.
For a number of reasons, Bucklins were heavily involved in the American
Revolution. If your surname is Bucklin, trace your family line back and
you are almost certain to be able to be admitted into organizations such as the
Sons (or Daughters) of the American Revolution.
The Joseph Bucklin Society, a national history
center for the 1772 Gaspee Affair. This site is
one of the two great publicly available sources of information about the capture
and burning of the Gaspee. The other rich
source for researchers of the Gaspee Affair is the
Gaspee Virtual Archives. The Gaspee Virtual Archive's primary focus is on
serving as a repository of information regarding the Gaspee Affair. Here,
at www.BucklinSociety.Net, and it's
subsection website at www.Gaspee.Info, we
focus on doing research, collecting and organizing the findings of both our
society and others, and publishing analysis and discussions of the history
of the Gaspee attack of 1772.