Gentility and Consumerism in 18th century Newport: A Widow’s Story

Thursday October 16, 2014: Focusing on the life of Newport widow and shopkeeper Elizabeth Pratt, author Christina Hodge, Ph.D. explores the developing American middle class in colonial Newport.

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Open House & Plaque Unveiling

Friday, October 24th from 4pm-5pm: A community Open House to review the work site and plans at 82 Touro Street.

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At the Point of a Cutlass

Thursday October 30th at 5:30pm. Author Gregory Flemming, Ph.D. tells the true story of Philip Ashton, a man thrust into the violent world of piracy in the 1720s, from his latest book.

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Spies in Revolutionary Rhode Island

Thursday December 11, 2014: Best-selling author Christian McBurney shares stories from his new book.

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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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SEARCH THE COLLECTIONS DATABASE

To accommodate construction work, the NHS must temporarily close access to its library & collections resources beginning November 14, 2014.

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History Bytes: Epidemics in Newport

The threat of communicable diseases is a part of today’s headlines. Over the last 300 years, Newport has had its …

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History Bytes: Seventeenth Century Spelling

The seventeenth-century settlers of Rhode Island came from different regions of the British Isles and from diverse backgrounds. There was …

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History Bytes: Capt. Robert Gray

The Newport area has many connections to famous explorers. Verrazano was in Narragansett Bay in 1524 and Capt. James Cook’s …

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