Holiday Histories Tour

Begins Nov. 14th: Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk and learn how Newporters recognized the holidays. A Holiday Lantern Tour program.

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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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Due to the current construction work, the NHS library & collections resources are closed through late winter/early spring 2015.


History Bytes: Costume Parties

After the gloom and austerity of the Civil War years, Newporters were ready to party again. Costume and masquerade balls …

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History Bytes: Epidemics in Newport

The threat of communicable diseases is a part of today‚Äôs 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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