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Newport Historical Society’s 2020 Annual Meeting — A Year of Extraordinary Change

June 26, 2020

 Over the past four months the NHS has been reinventing itself for a Covid present and post-Covid future. But, our long-standing but flexible ...

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History Bytes: Getting Crafty with Craft Beer

June 25, 2020

Newport’s restaurants and bars are having to get creative with how to serve their clientele while following Covid-19 reopening guidelines. Some establishments have taken ...

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How We Celebrate: A Timeline of the Fourth of July in Newport, R.I.

June 23, 2020

  July 20, 1776 – The first celebration of Independence from Great Britain in Newport, Rhode Island occurred on July 20, 1776, when Major ...

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Civic Conversations — How American is Protest, and How Much Protest is American?

June 16, 2020

The latest in a series of civil discourse with the Newport Historical Society Join the Newport Historical Society for a Civic Conversation on Thursday, ...

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NHS Member Draw: Enter For a Chance to Ring the Colony House Bells!

June 15, 2020

At noon on Friday June 26th and Saturday July 4th, the bells of Newport’s Colony House will ring to mark the close of the ...

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Abolition and Anti-Abolition in Newport, 1835-1866

June 8, 2020

This is a web publication of an article that appears in print in the Winter/Spring 2020 issue of the peer-reviewed publication Newport History: Journal ...

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