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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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Civic Conversations — What Does Liberty Mean in America Today?

Even before we became a nation, ideas about liberty and freedom shaped both alliances and conflict in America. Certainly, liberty became a foundational value, but it has never been uncomplicated. What do we mean when we say, “land of the free?” With the help of G. Wayne Miller and Jim Ludes of “Story in the Public Square” we will discuss this question on Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 5—6:30pm virtually in Zoom. Click the button below to find out how to join the conversation!
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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. The Museum of Newport History and the NHS Resource Center are closed, and appointments with researchers and scholars are postponed to a future date. 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

Resources for Teachers and Education Content Providers

COVID-19 Diary for Kids

As part of our mission to preserve Newport’s history for future generations, we are looking to create a snapshot of this moment from the perspective of those often underrepresented in the historical record: Children. Click the link below to read more about the project and learn how to participate.
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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.


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