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Due to construction, NHS Headquarters will be closed through summer 2015. In the meantime, many of our collections are accessible through our online collections catalog, Gladys.

News & Updates

Celebrating 95 Years of Women and the Vote

The Newport Historical Society is pleased to co-sponsor an event celebrating 95 years of women and the vote, organized by the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island and the Preservation Society of Newport County. The event is free and open to the public.

The celebration will take place on the

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Director’s Notes Summer 2015

Founding and the Future
In the 1630s, a handful of individuals left the cities of Boston and Salem to cross into territory to the south inhabited by the Wampanoag and Narragansett Indians. Inspired in many ways by Roger Williams, they were fleeing persecution and arrest for their ideas, which

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History Bytes: Coaching in Newport

This week Newport will host the triennial Weekend of Coaching with parades and demonstrations throughout the city. An important promoter of coaching was Fairman Rogers (1833-1900), whose book A Manual of Coaching (1900) helped turn a casual pastime into a serious sport.

Rogers, an engineer, inventor, educator and decorated

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