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Director’s Note: ‘The World in Motion’ Exhibit

April 5, 2021

Museum exhibits, suggests Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie Bunch, have the capacity to make the familiar unexpected, and the unfamiliar understood. And, even an ...

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History Bytes: Allene Tew of Beechwood

March 23, 2021

The Beechwood mansion on Bellevue Avenue is best known for having been the summer home of Mrs. William Backhouse Astor, Gilded Age Queen of ...

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History Bytes: Mollie O’Hara

March 16, 2021

This guest post was written by Rebecca Kelly, NHS Visiting Curator of Fashion History. Mary Charlotte O’Hara was born in Kilkenny, Ireland and emigrated ...

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History in the Making: An Interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the Storming of the Capitol

March 4, 2021

The Newport Historical Society recently sat down, by Zoom, with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to collect his experiences at the US Capitol on January 6th ...

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History Bytes: Fern Cliff

March 2, 2021

When people reference the summer cottages of the Gilded Age, the extravagant stone mansions on Bellevue Avenue likely come to mind. However, those opulent ...

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Found: William Hunter’s ‘Book List’

February 8, 2021

Snowy winter days have given many of us the perfect reason to cozy up indoors with a good book. If you’re looking for reading ...

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