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History Space


The Newport Historical Society and the Rhode Island Historical Society have teamed up to offer professional development programs geared towards public history practitioners. These educators include but are not limited to: reenactors, living history enthusiasts, museum professionals, tour guides, docents, community historians, historical costumers, and those interested in creating garments based on historical techniques, as well as teachers and writers.

Entitled History Space, the workshops are designed to assist those with a curiosity in early American material culture who wish to learn more about Rhode Island’s unique place in the 18th and early 19th centuries and to cultivate anyone who wishes to participate in the organizations’ living history pursuits, specifically the August Stamp Act Protest reenactment in Newport and the Providence-based What Cheer Day in October.

Check back for new programs presented in partnership with the Rhode Island Historical Society.


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