Holiday Lantern Histories Tour

Begins Nov. 14th: Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on a lantern-lit walk and learn how Newporters recognized the holidays.

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Holiday Open House

December 1, 2014 from 5pm-6pm at the Colony House. Enjoy festive music performed by Newport String Project before the Christmas in Newport Opening Ceremony.

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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: Defense of the Island

In November 1639 the leaders of our fledgling colony met to discuss security issues. Officers of the Peace were appointed …

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History Bytes: Dinner Books

For the well-to-do in early 20th century Newport, hosting a dinner party for 32 guests was just a servant call …

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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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