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Due to construction, NHS Headquarters will be closed through summer 2015. In the meantime, many of our collections are accessible through our online collections catalog, Gladys.

News & Updates

Recent Acquisition: Lyman-Lafayette Sword

Last month, the Newport Historical Society acquired a silver dress sword, made in France around 1765. The sword, along with two silver spurs, were donated to the Society by Bruce Lyman Blakemore, a descendant of Daniel Lyman, who was a notable Newport resident of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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History Bytes: Pet Parties

In 1935, Elizabeth Drexel Lehr (later Lady Decies), former wife of social climber Harry Lehr, released a scathing exposé of life in the Gilded Age entitled King Lehr. In this book, Drexel Lehr recounts many summer events held in Newport under her husband’s purview, including a party hosted at

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French in Newport Exhibit, Tour and Living History Event

L’Hermione, the French reproduction of the Marquis de Lafayette’s ship will visit Newport July 8-10, 2015. The Newport Historical Society will present Fraternité: The French in Newport, a two-part exhibit, along with Illuminating the American Revolution: A Living History Event, and the popular French in Newport Tour in honor

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