Museum & Shop

Discover

Learn More

Tours

Explore

Learn More

History Space

Immerse

Learn More

Events

Engage

Learn More

Resource Center

Research

Learn More

Annual Fund Appeal

2020 will be a year of extraordinary change. Like most of America, the NHS finds itself in uncharted waters. Click the button below to read Ruth Taylor’s Director’s Note about how the NHS is continuing to promote Newport’s endlessly interesting history, and consider giving a gift so that we can continue this work together.

Give Today

Subscription to History

Support Newport’s future by subscribing to it’s past. Click the button below to learn more about the benefits of subscribing to history by becoming a member.

      Subscribe to History

Director’s Note: ‘The World in Motion’ Exhibit

In preparing for the upcoming exhibit, 'The World in Motion, Fashion and Modernity 1885-1945', curator Rebecca Kelly was presented with a previously unexamined collection of clothing and accessories belonging to three Vanderbilt women of New York and Newport. In this Director's Note, NHS Executive Director Ruth Taylor delves into how an exhibit on that most Newport of subjects – Vanderbilt fashion – was shaped to encourage visitors to see things in a new light.
Learn More

Newport Historical Society Innovating Access to Collections and Information

As the Newport Historical Society begins to reopen following the guidelines set by RI state agencies, we remain committed to the mission of education, information dissemination, and use of the collections for research and enjoyment. Going forward, we will continue to offer new content on Newport’s rich history both through our traditional avenues and the new digital offerings we have developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the links below to learn more about how to access our collections and resources remotely, or to explore our digital tools for teachers and educators.

 

‘History at Home’ Page

‘Know Your History’ Page

Remote Research & Digital Collections

Resources for Teachers and Education Content Providers

History at Home: Virtual Tour of the Museum of Newport History

 

This tour was made possible through the efforts of Peter Hanney of Hanney Property Solutions, who contributed Matterport digitization of the Museum of Newport History,
and Jessika Davis, who arranged digital exhibit text. 

The Museum of Newport History is free to the public year-round, which is made possible through the generous donations of our patrons and visitors. While the Museum is currently closed, we are striving to make Newport’s endlessly interesting history accessible from the comfort of your home. Please enjoy a virtual tour of the Museum: donations may be made online by clicking the link below.

 

Shop Newport History Online

Find the perfect gift.
Visit the Store

Visit Newport

Plan your trip to Newport's Old Quarter and experience an adventure of living history, easily accessible on foot.

Explore Newport History Tours