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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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History Bytes: The Literary Piano

August 10, 2021

This early typewriter, also referred to as a “literary piano,” was patented by Dr. Samuel Ward Francis in 1857. Francis’ principal improvement on earlier ...

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Call for Submissions: The Gaspee Affair in Context

August 4, 2021

Reposted from: https://www.rihs.org/call-for-submissions-the-bridge-the-gaspee-affair-in-context/ The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society will publish the second themed “combined issue” of their respective peer-reviewed ...

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