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Big Ideas for a Changing World: 2017-2018 Essay Competition

During the 2017-2018 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 is happening now in your community, or what could

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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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