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Newport History Bytes Talk

“Newport’s history in tasty bytes.”
The Newport Daily News
February 19, 2015 at 5:30pm

Colony House, Washington Square

$5 General Admission; $1 NHS members & active duty military

Please RSVP below.

The Newport Historical Society’s History Bytes blog has grown in popularity since its first appearance in 2011. Illustrated with images of

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History Bytes: Holiday Shopping

Last minute shopping for that special someone? In Newport in 1774, Christopher Champlin offered the latest seasonal bargains, advertising that he “sells…as low, for cash, as at any store.” But wait, there ‘s more: consider William Grinnell’ s ad selling his Newport house, with a “convenient bake-house” for preparing favorite holiday treats. John Miller’s

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January 2015 Walking Tours

This January the Newport Historical Society will offer several of their most popular walking tours during the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, January 17-19, 2015. The schedule is:

January 17, 2015 at 11am
Rogues & Scoundrels
See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why

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