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Voices from the NHS Archives

A New Digital Resource that Centers Black and Indigenous Experiences

The Newport Historical Society is proud to launch Voices from the NHS Archives, an expansive new research project that centers the Black and Indigenous experiences embedded in Newport’s historical record. This digital tool—the first of its kind in Rhode Island—is the culmination of four years of work and the review of 4,000 manuscript pages from the NHS’ archival collection. To explore the database, please click the button below:


Upcoming Events

  • Exhibit Opening: A Name, A Voice, A Life; the Black Newporters of the 17th-19th Centuries

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  • D-Day 80th Anniversary Commemoration Lecture

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  • French in Newport Weekend

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Call for Submissions to The Bridge: A Joint Issue of the Journals of Newport History and Rhode Island History

“The Peoples’ Independence: Reflections on Rhode Island in the Revolutionary Era”

In 2026, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. To commemorate this historical milestone, and in an effort to recognize the invaluable contributions of historically marginalized groups in the founding of Rhode Island and this nation, the Newport Historical Society and Rhode Island Historical Society are excited to announce a call for submissions for The Bridge: A Joint Edition of the Journals of Newport History and Rhode Island History.

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