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2023 Annual Fund & Subscription to History

2023 is an exciting time of transition for the Newport Historical Society. With your generosity, we can continue our efforts to advance NHS’s reputation as a leader in the stewardship and promotion of our rich and diverse history. To contribute to our annual fund, please click the Donate button below. Or, click “Become a Member” to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member or to renew your membership.



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Upcoming Events

  • The Spirits of Island Cemetery: A Living History Walking Tour

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  • Paulsgrave Williams, “The Pirate’s Wife”, and The Golden Age of Piracy

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  • Newport Historical Society Annual Meeting

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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.


‘Know Your History’ Page

Rhode Island’s BIPOC Heritage

Women’s Rights and History

Research & Resource Hub

2022 Newsletter & Annual Report

Learn more about what’s been keeping NHS busy in 2022! Click the image below to read our 2022 Newsletter & Annual Report.

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