Last Saturday, May 18th Wyman Elementary School parents, teachers, and students kicked off Gaspee Days celebration in Warwick, Rhode Island’s Historical Pawtuxet Village. Students dress in traditional colonial clothing and perform an enactment of what life would have been like in that colonial period. Positioning themselves in front of historical places, such as the Pawtuxet Armory, the jailhouse, bank, tavern, and cemetery, groups of onlookers escorted by local students and parents briefly describe the historical history of the building in front of them after which the students stage their well researched pageantry depicting life, as it was, as colonists in the mid 1600’s.
The following photos were taken as students were performing their re-enactments or directly afterwards. Bravo to all involved in this yearly event especially to the children who give it their “all”.