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Director’s Note: How Much Do We Love Democracy?

April 7, 2022

The latest in a series of civil discourse with the Newport Historical Society. To address a question that affects America as a whole, we ...

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Recent Acquisition: Darnan Hubbard Weaver Diary

March 16, 2022

The Newport Historical Society recently acquired a diary written by Darnan Hubbard Weaver of 34 Rhode Island Avenue. The diary is recorded in a ...

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History Bytes: 43 Franklin Street (c.1774-2022)

March 14, 2022

The streetscape of the historic district of Newport suffered a loss recently when 43 Franklin Street was demolished after sustaining irreparable damage. Though the ...

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Found: The Abarno Collection

March 3, 2022

A collection of photographs of largely unidentified Black men, women, and children dating to the late 19th to early 20th century was recently found ...

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Black History Month Spotlight: The Walker Building

January 31, 2022

The Walker Building, present-day 9 & 11 Bridge Street is in the Point Neighborhood of Newport. The two-story concrete block building was constructed in ...

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Director’s Note: 2021 in Review

December 17, 2021

 How does an organization of just over a one-million-dollar budget manage five historic properties, a museum, an active practice of supporting research by ...

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