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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 in Newport Exhibit, Tour and Living History Event

L’Hermione, the French reproduction of the Marquis de Lafayette’s ship will visit Newport July 8-10, 2015. The Newport Historical Society will present Fraternité: The French in Newport, a two-part exhibit, along with Illuminating the American Revolution: A Living History Event, and the popular French in Newport Tour in honor

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History Bytes: Norman Bird Sanctuary

Each May, pet owners across the United States celebrate National Pet Month. Given the popularity of pets, it’s no surprise that the NHS collection contains many images and stories of animals. One notable story features the origins of the Norman Bird Sanctuary.

The Norman family of Newport, whose wealth

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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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