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Fundraising Exhibit for the Newport Historic Spring Park

September 16, 2020

“We Need a Parade!” The Newport Historic Spring Leadership Committee is pleased to host a special photography exhibit by Newport resident and acclaimed photographer ...

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Director’s Note: The Truth in America Today

September 11, 2020

The fifth Civic Conversation tackled what was, apparently, the thorniest question so far: do we, in America today, have a shared set of facts ...

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Nineteenth Century Landscape Painting and the Creation of American Second Home Culture

September 11, 2020

This guest post was written by Art Historian Astrid Tvetenstrand, whose recent research at the NHS was supported by the New England Regional Fellowship ...

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Recent Acquisition: Painting of Marion Safford Oates Charles and Robert Charles

September 11, 2020

The Newport Historical Society recently received a donation of a portrait of Marion Safford Oates Charles (1919-2018) and her husband Robert Charles (1913-2000). The ...

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History Bytes: The Log of the Lawrence

September 9, 2020

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, fought on September 10, 1813 during the War of 1812. The battle was a ...

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Flowers from the Ocean: The History of Seaweed Collecting in Newport

August 20, 2020

Newport farmers long prized seaweed as fertilizer. Rather than contemplate each strand, they raked it, heaped it, and carted it away. The mid-19th century ...

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