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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...