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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Historical resources just got a little easier to locate. Access the NHS collections online!

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History Bytes: Orphaned Gravestones

[caption id="attachment_16390" align="alignright" width="224"] Gravestone at NHS Headquarters[/caption] Many Newport gravestones have been lost to development, theft and vandalism. Stones …

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History Bytes: Mrs. George T. Downing

George T. Downing (1819-1903) was a prominent African American caterer, hotel owner and entrepreneur and civic leader who moved to …

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History Bytes: Hammett’s Bookstore

In celebration of National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014), we note Hammett’s Bookstore which operated from 1846-1898 at the corner …

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