Diplomacy, War and Power in 17th Century New England and Indian Country

An October 2nd lecture with authors Julie A. Fisher and David J. Silverman.

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Gentility and Consumerism in 18th century Newport: A Widow’s Story

An October 16th lecture with author Christina Hodge, Ph.D.

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At the Point of a Cutlass

Thursday October 30th at 5:30pm. A lecture with author Gregory Flemming featuring the pirate capture, bold escape and lonely exile of Philp Ashton.

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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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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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The 1765 Stamp Act Protest Reenactment

Photos from the Society's August 2014 living history event.

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History Bytes: Capt. Robert Gray

The Newport area has many connections to famous explorers. Verrazano was in Narragansett Bay in 1524 and Capt. James Cook’s …

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History Bytes: A Month in the Life, Midshipman Charles Hunter on the USS Potomac, November 1832

By Maggie Stack, NHS Buchanan/Burnham Intern 2014 Charles Hunter, the son of William and Mary Robinson Hunter, obtained a commission …

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History Bytes: Education & Midshipmen in the Antebellum Navy

By Maggie Stack, NHS Buchanan/Burnham Intern 2014 The midshipmen of the United States’ navy were caught in an uncomfortable situation …

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