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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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What Should Be Part of a Patriotic Education?

Our sixth Civic Conversation, held virtually on Thursday, October 29, focused on a topic that was inspired by the President’s recent declaration that he was establishing a project to create a patriotic educational curriculum for the United States. The President did not elaborate on what he wished to see, but did suggest that he wanted American educators to focus less on America’s flaws, and more on its greatness. What does this mean, we decided to ask. What should it mean? Click the button below to read more.
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Newport Historical Society Innovating Access to Collections and Information

As the Newport Historical Society begins to reopen following the guidelines set by RI state agencies, we remain committed to the mission of education, information dissemination, and use of the collections for research and enjoyment. Going forward, we will continue to offer new content on Newport’s rich history both through our traditional avenues and the new digital offerings we have developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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

‘Know Your History’ 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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