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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.

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Newport Historical Society Innovating Access to Collections and Information

The Newport Historical Society has taken measures to ensure their staff and the public remain safe from exposure to the novel Covid – 19 virus. NHS has closed the Museum of Newport History last Saturday, March 14, 2020 and postponed appointments with researchers and scholars for a future date. The Headquarters will remain staffed as long as this remains prudent. After keeping the public and staff safe, the mission of education, information dissemination, and use of the collections for research and enjoyment is the next top priority. The NHS is currently working towards maximizing its delivery of Newport’s history to the public in ways that do not require in-person contact. 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

Remote Research & Digital Collections

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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.


Upcoming Event

What Does a Crisis Ask of Us As Americans? (April 3, 5-6:30pm)

Please join us for the latest installment of our 'Civic Conversations'  program series at the NHS. Drawing on history, current affairs and the state of the Nation, we will assemble virtually to talk together, seriously and civilly, about an issue of concern. Our next conversation will be on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 5—6:30pm. Click the link for more info and to RSVP.
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