Step Into History

The NHS is partnering with historical footwear manufacturer American Duchess, Inc. to recreate a pair of Edwardian-era shoes.

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Historic Streetscapes

Click here for a photographic tour of Newport's historic streetscapes and houses.

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Fifty Objects That Shaped Rhode Island History

The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society present the Newport Antiques Show's 2014 loan exhibit, July 25-27, 2014. Left: detail, Roger Williams' compass-sundial.

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Ask Gladys

Have a question about Newport History? Ask Gladys, the Newport Historical Society's online database.

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Explore Historic Newport Mobile App

Take a technology enabled walking tour of historic Newport.

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History Bytes: Mrs. George T. Downing

[caption id="attachment_15756" align="alignright" width="300"] Illustration from Mary L. Booth’s History of the City of New York, 1867.[/caption] George T. Downing …

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History Bytes: Hammett’s Bookstore

  [caption id="attachment_14337" align="alignright" width="230"] An advertising card promoting Hammett’s Bookstore[/caption] In celebration of National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014), …

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History Bytes: Thoughts of Summer

If you are tired of waking up to 18 degree temperatures in March, imagine the warm, sandy beaches of summer. …

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