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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.

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French Programming Offered in Newport this July

New England is abuzz with the approaching visit of the Hermione, a reproduction of The Marquis de Lafayette’s ship that is sailing from France across the Atlantic Ocean and up the east coast.

To celebrate the Hermione’s visit to Newport, which runs July 8th-July 10th, the Newport Historical Society

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History Bytes: Cornerstone Ceremony

As the Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center Renovation project progresses, we reflect on the 1915 cornerstone that was laid 100 years ago on 25 May 1915. On that day, the NHS held its annual meeting in the Senate Chamber of the Colony House and adjourned to the Touro Street

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History Bytes: Brewing in Newport

Giles Hosier (1724-1806), a Quaker merchant and brewer from Dorsetshire, England, married into the Mitchell and Hadwin families of Newport. In 1770 Hosier joined another Quaker merchant, Thomas Robinson, to operate a brewery in Hosier’s home. Because the brewery was producing more barrels, hogsheads and bottles of beer than

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