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Lyman/Lafayette Project Blog #3: The Journey So Far

This post is contributed by Taylor Stoermer, Visiting Curator of Public History, Newport Historical Society

There is a sword lying in the main vault of the NHS. But it’s not just any sword. As far as aesthetics go, it is a lovely work of art, the result of a

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History Bytes: The Rochambeau Spoon

During the Comte de Rochambeau’s visit to Providence in 1780, he was the guest of Deputy Governor and Mrs. Jabez Bowen. As a token of appreciation, Rochambeau gave them a sterling silver stuffing spoon, engraved with the Rochambeau coat of arms. The spoon was later donated to the Newport

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History Bytes: President James Monroe’s Visit to Newport

Two hundred years ago today, on June 28 1817, Newport hosted a visit by President James Monroe as he travelled through New England. The president arrived from Stonington, Connecticut on the famed U.S. Revenue Cutter VIGILANT accompanied by Capt. John Cahoone, Oliver Hazard Perry (most noted for his heroic role

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