Historic Streetscapes

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

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The Poison Plot

April 17th: In November 1738, Mary Arnold tried unsuccessfully to poison her husband Benedict Arnold. Learn about the intriguing questions their marriage raises and about social norms and complex relationships in early American culture. Presented by Elaine Forman Crane, Ph.D., Fordham University.

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Fifty Objects That Shaped Rhode Island History

The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society present the Newport Antiques Show's 2014 loan exhibit, July 25-27, 2014. Left: detail, Roger Williams' compass-sundial.

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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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Explore Historic Newport Mobile App

Take a technology enabled walking tour of historic Newport.

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History Bytes: Hammett’s Bookstore

  [caption id="attachment_14337" align="alignright" width="230"] An advertising flyer promoting Hammett’s Bookstore[/caption] In celebration of National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014), …

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History Bytes: Thoughts of Summer

If you are tired of waking up to 18 degree temperatures in March, imagine the warm, sandy beaches of summer. …

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History Bytes: “Twelve Years a Slave”

The Oscar winning motion picture Twelve Years a Slave tells the story of historical figure Solomon Northup and his life …

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