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We expect that organizations like the Newport Historical Society will be interpreting and discussing the times we are living in for decades to come. In fact, we are already trying to make sense of the events unfolding around us. Click the button below to read 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 – Providing Access to Diverse and Inclusive Histories

The Newport Historical Society is committed to offering new content on Newport’s rich and diverse history both through our traditional avenues and new digital offerings. The history of Newport County that we seek to tell includes the stories of the original inhabitants of this area – primarily the Narragansett and Wampanoag nations – people of African descent – enslaved and free – waves of immigrants, women, people of any economic status, and those who were otherwise marginalized for any reason.

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.

 

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Virtual Lecture: A Tempest in a Teapot – Political Combat in Antebellum Rhode Island

This year marks the 180th anniversary of the Dorr Rebellion, which is considered the most significant constitutional and political event to occur in Rhode Island history. On Thursday November 17, 2022 at 5:30pm, historian Erik J. Chaput will present the talk “A Tempest in a Teapot: Political Combat in Antebellum Rhode Island” on zoom.

To learn more about this event and to register, please click the button below.

2021 Newsletter & Annual Report

Learn more about what’s been keeping NHS busy in 2021! Click the image below to read our Fall 2021 Newsletter & Annual Report.

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