Holiday Lantern Histories Tour

Fri & Sat in Dec: Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on a lantern-lit walk and learn how Newporters recognized the holidays. (Not offered Dec 25th.)

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Newport History Bytes: Fifty Fast Facts

The Society's new book is described as "Newport's history in tasty bytes" by The Newport Daily News.

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Occupied Newport: Tales from a Revolutionary City Under British Rule

Jan 8, 2015 at 5:30pm: Examine the complex experiences of Newporters living under British military rule and recover their vital contribution to American independence.

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NHS Launches YouTube Channel

Watch clips from the 2014 Stamp Act Protest Reenactment, "The History of Bellevue Avenue in Pictures" and "Colonial Newport: An American Experiment."

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Headturners: Expressions of Social Change Through Millinery Fashion

An online exhibit of millinery objects from the NHS textile collection available through the mobile app "Explore Historic Newport."

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Past Meets Present: An Exhibit of Composite Photographs

Runs through October 2014 at the Colony House. Photographs by Lew Keen with images from the Newport Historical Society's collections.

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Flowers of the Ocean: A History of Seaweed Collecting in Newport

A mini exhibit at the Museum of Newport History that features the appeal, process and recent revival of seaweed collecting in Newport.

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Revolution House

The Revolution Begins. August 2015. Announcing reinterpretation plans for the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House.

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Due to the current construction work, the NHS library & collections resources are closed through late winter/early spring 2015.

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History Bytes: Seabury Shoes

Thomas Mumford Seabury (1821-1907) was a Newport bank clerk who established a shoe and boot shop on Thames Street around …

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History Bytes: Defense of the Island

In November 1639 the leaders of our fledgling colony met to discuss security issues. Officers of the Peace were appointed …

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History Bytes: Dinner Books

For the well-to-do in early 20th century Newport, hosting a dinner party for 32 guests was just a servant call …

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