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A Conversation with Liz Mees

Guest post by journalist Brian Hubert, who is chronicling the work of the History Space initiative. He recently interviewed Liz Mees, a regular participant in the Newport Historical Society’s living history programs, about the nature of this work, and how she came into it.

“Today people in the funny clothes just isn’t enough,” said living historian Liz

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It is Annual Fund Season

Annual Fund

The Newport Historical Society ‘s Annual Fund supports everything that we do — especially those things that do not produce their own income.  These include our downtown reenactments, July 4th celebration, and our “Ready Reference” service, which provides answers to questions about Newport’ s history to students, visitors and residents almost every day.
You may hear from us reminding you to give — but don’t wait. Please donate today!
 

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History Bytes: Private Bernardo Cardines

This post is contributed by Matthew Baldwin McCoy, State Coordinator for the Rhode Island World War One Centennial Commission

The centennial of America’s participation in World War One provides us with the opportunity to reflect upon the contributions to our country made by immigrants from other nations. One such

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