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Rhode Island High School Students Celebrated at the Statehouse

High School students from across Rhode Island were celebrated at a recent event at the Rhode Island Statehouse for their essay entries to the Newport Historical Society’s contest, Writing your Way to Hamilton: Big Ideas for a Changing World.

Rhode Island has been a place of many firsts –

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Recent Acquisition: Godfrey Malbone’s 18th Century Plate

The Newport Historical Society recently acquired a polychrome Chinese export porcelain plate, dating to the first half of the 18th century, that belonged to Godfrey Malbone of Newport. The plate was donated to the Society by Antony Underwood.

Godfrey Malbone (1695-1768) was a Virginia-born merchant who arrived in Newport

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History Bytes: Susan B. Anthony’s Rhode Island Roots

Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906), the most recognizable of American social reformers and women’s rights activists, was the product of eight generations of Quaker teachings. From the establishment of the Quaker religion, women in the Society of Friends had complete equality in the worship service and governance of the congregation.

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