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Big Ideas for a Changing World: 2016 Essay Competition Sponsored by the Newport Historical Society

Winners Receive Tickets to the Hit Broadway Musical “Hamilton”
During the forthcoming academic year, high school sophomores have the chance to enter a unique essay competition sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. This writing contest, entitled Big Ideas for a Changing World, asks students to explore the question, “What

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History Bytes: Frances Vaughan’s Book

One of the earliest books in the collection of the Newport Historical Society is a bible, printed in London in 1599. It was brought to Rhode Island in 1638 by Frances Clarke, wife of Jeremiah Clarke, one of Newport’s founders. Shortly after her third marriage, which was to William

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Director’s Note Spring 2016

Prince died, and I went to see Hamilton

My husband and I were in the audience of the Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winning Broadway musical Hamilton on the day that Prince died. Hamilton was conceived, written, and is currently performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is also a MacArthur Foundation “genius.”

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