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History Bytes: The Newport Asylum

The U.S. Naval War College was established this week in 1884 and Commodore Stephen B. Luce was appointed its first president. The college occupied the building now known as Founder’s Hall on Coaster Harbor Island, which had an interesting life of its own before naval strategy was taught within

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History Bytes: Evolution of the NHS Resource Center

As the opening of the Newport Historical Society’s new Resource Center approaches, it is timely to review the building’s evolution:

1854 Newport Historical Society incorporated. Rhode Island Historical Society’s “southern cabinet” collections housed at the Redwood Library.

1880 The 1730 Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House was purchased and moved

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Two New Digital Exhibits Feature Newport and the American Revolution

The Newport Historical Society is pleased to debut two new digital exhibits that accompany and expand upon physical exhibits on display at the Colony House and at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House’s Revolution House exhibit.

Tying together the recent visit from the French ship L’Hermione with Revolutionary history, Fraternité: All Things

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