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Headquarters Closed for Renovation

The Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center Rehabilitation Project at its 82 Touro Street headquarters building is progressing steadily. Work is transitioning from the outdoor space to the interior. NHS staff members have been packing and moving collections items to be safely housed during the renovation. As a result, the

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Newport History Bytes Talk

“Newport’s history in tasty bytes.”
The Newport Daily News
The Newport Historical Society’s History Bytes blog has grown in popularity since its first appearance in 2011. Illustrated with images of objects, documents and photographs from the NHS collections, the blog features people, events and episodes in Newport’s history that emphasize their connections

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History Bytes: Holiday Shopping

Last minute shopping for that special someone? In Newport in 1774, Christopher Champlin offered the latest seasonal bargains, advertising that he “sells…as low, for cash, as at any store.” But wait, there ‘s more: consider William Grinnell’ s ad selling his Newport house, with a “convenient bake-house” for preparing favorite holiday treats. John Miller’s

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