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History Bytes: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Newporters have exchanged Valentine’s cards for years as evidenced by the many 19th and 20th century cards in the Newport Historical Society’s collection. One notable feature of select cards in the collection is the pansy flower. Illustrations of pansies, also known as heart’s-ease, are a feature of many Valentine’s

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Hacking Heritage, an “unconference”

Spread the word to those you know who are interested in cultural heritage and preservation…Hacking Heritage, a one-day “unconference” on heritage and preservation, will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Smith-Buonanno Hall, Brown University. Never been to an unconference before? All sessions are proposed and led by

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Found: Ezra Stiles’ “Bill of Mortality for Newport,” 1765-1776

This post is contributed by Cherry Fletcher Bamberg, Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists and Editor of Rhode Island Roots

Ezra Stiles, minister of Newport’s Second Congregational Church and an indefatigable collector of facts, kept a “Bill of Mortality for Newport” that has been the delight of historians

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