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Found: Letter From the Sculptor Behind the Statue of Liberty

October 21, 2021

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the French sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, was a frequent visitor to Newport, as evidenced by this letter from the NHS ...

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10 Events to Visit in Rhode Island this October

October 1, 2021

Looking for things to do this fall? Check out New England Magazine’s 10 “Events to Visit in Rhode Island this October”, which features our ...

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History Bytes: The 1954 Newport Jazz Festival, in Memory of George Wein

September 14, 2021

George Wein, long-time producer of the Newport Jazz Festival, passed away earlier this week. The Newport Historical Society would like to celebrate his legacy ...

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History Bytes: Caesar Babcock’s Pension

August 17, 2021

Alexander Bice, MA graduate, Northeastern University, is one of the 2021 Buchanan Burnham Fellows working on capturing data from the NHS archives on Black ...

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History Bytes: Slavery and Marriage

August 17, 2021

Zoe Hume, MS graduate, Florida State University, is one of the 2021 Buchanan Burnham Fellows working on capturing data from the NHS archives on ...

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History Bytes: Newport’s Slave Trade Through a Global Lens

August 17, 2021

Hampton Smith, Ph.D. student, MIT, is one of the 2021 Buchanan Burnham Fellows working on capturing data from the NHS archives on Black and ...

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