Addressing Thee: Letters from the Obadiah Williams Papers

A reading of early 19th century letters by costumed interpreters on September 4, 2014 at 5:30pm.

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Newport Historical Society Annual Meeting

Innovations and future plans are on the docket for the Newport Historical Society’s Annual Meeting. September 18, 2014 at 4pm at the Colony House.

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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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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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Diplomacy, War and Power in 17th Century New England and Indian Country

An October 2nd lecture with authors Julie A. Fisher and David J. Silverman.

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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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Historic Streetscapes

Click here for a photographic tour of Newport's historic streetscapes and houses.

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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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The 1765 Stamp Act Protest Reenactment

Photos from the Society's August 2014 living history event.

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History Bytes: Fort George

Since colonial Rhode Island’s earliest days, Goat Island has been a fortified military site. On 9 July 1764, Governor Stephen …

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History Bytes: Estate Auctions

Each year the Newport Antiques Show hosts over 40 of the country’s top antiques dealers as they sell fine art, …

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History Bytes: Newport’s Pirate Uprising

A Guest History Bytes by author Greg Flemming. Jonathan Barlow, Nicholas Simmons, and Matthew Perry were three young sailors who, …

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