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History Bytes: The Newport Hospital School of Nursing

January 12, 2021

During the current pandemic, nurses and medical professionals have gone above and beyond to serve Newport’s community. The Newport Hospital, which began in 1873 ...

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Director’s Note: American Exceptionalism on January 7th, 2021

January 8, 2021

Over the past year, the Newport Historical Society has held a series of Civic Conversations on what it means to be an American today. ...

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Recent Acquisition: Torpedo Station Employment Notification

December 23, 2020

The Newport Historical Society recently received a donation of a Navy Department employment notification directed to Eleanor M. Driscoll. The document concerns the status ...

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Recent Acquisition: Mary Dyer’s Bodkin

December 16, 2020

The Newport Historical Society recently received a donation of a bodkin owned by Mary Dyer (1611-1660). The bodkin, a long, thick needle, is made ...

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Uncovering Marginalized Histories

December 9, 2020

While it is generally accepted in our line of work, and among our audiences, that the best history is inclusive, telling our stories from ...

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The Champlin Foundation: 2020 Grant Recipients

December 7, 2020

The Newport Historical Society is extremely grateful for the support of the Champlin Foundation to repair and maintain two of the historic, downtown Newport ...

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