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Newport Eats

Newport Eats is an investigation of Newport’s culinary past through public lectures, exhibits and other interactive programming. The Newport Eats program initiative aims to connect Newport’s past food traditions to modern trends, and to provide historical context for present ideas such as food sustainability, community development and healthy eating.

Read below for a listing of past and upcoming Newport Eats programs and activities.

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Programs & Events:

Exhibits and Publications:

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  • Newport History journal article; “Daily Fare and Exotic Cuisine in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Newport,” by Marian Desrosiers
  • Newport Eats: Dining in the 20th Century, an exhibit at the Brick Market Museum
  • Making of a Newport Meal, a digital exhibit by summer 2016 intern, Michelle Montalbano, available on the Explore Historic Newport mobile app

Ongoing Projects & Partnerships:

  • Community Garden Project and partnership with Aquidneck Community Table at the Great Friends Meeting House
  • One of the inaugural initiatives of Newport Eats is to capture a 21st century food moment. NHS is collecting and documenting current menus for restaurants and events to add to its collection.