Stamp Act Protest Reenactment

A living history event on August 23, 2014 at Washington Square.

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Party Like It's the 1765 Stamp Act Protest

Join the rabble rousers at the Colony House for a party in the spirit of the 18th century. Learn what happened as the dust from the protest settled, including a historic twist.

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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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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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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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Explore Historic Newport Mobile App

Take a technology enabled walking tour of historic Newport.

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Ask Gladys

Have a question about Newport History? Ask Gladys, the Newport Historical Society's online database.

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SEARCH THE COLLECTIONS DATABASE

Historical resources just got a little easier to locate. Access the NHS collections online!

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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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