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History Bytes: Katherine Prescott Wormeley

May 5, 2023

Katherine Prescott Wormeley (1830-1908) was a reformer, author and philanthropist who served as superintendent of the Lovell Civil War Hospital at Portsmouth Grove, RI, ...

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Paper Citizens at Sea: Sailor Protection Certificates

January 25, 2023

This is a guest blog post by Maureen Iplenski, MA/PhD in History, American Studies, Certificate in Museum Studies (expected 2026) University of Delaware. Maureen ...

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Recent Acquisition: Eveline Roberge Folk Art Painting

January 11, 2023

NHS recently received a painting by local artist Eveline Roberge (b. 1920) depicting Newport Harbor from Goat Island. Roberge is a 20th century artist ...

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History Bytes: The Oliver Hazard Perry Timber Map

December 19, 2022

Does the cold weather have you thinking of Fall foliage, raking leaves, and Christmas trees? In 1812, trees were very much on the mind ...

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Recent Acquisition: A Ledger with a Story to Spill

December 5, 2022

Here at the NHS, there are few things we like more than a good historical mystery- and we are ale the more intrigued if ...

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New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, 2023–2024 Cycle

October 27, 2022

Research Grants, 2023–2024 The Newport Historical Society is a member of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. This collaboration of thirty-one major cultural agencies ...

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