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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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Exploring William Ellery’s Library

A few weeks ago Gabriella Angeloni spent a day at the Newport Historical Society, leafing through volumes from William Ellery ‘s library with Molly Bruce Patterson, NHS’ s Collections Team Coordinator & Manager of Digital Initiatives. Ms. Angeloni is Curator & House Manager at the Miles Brewton House in Charleston, a doctoral candidate in History at

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