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History Bytes: Naval Station Newport

August 21, 2018

Naval Station Newport was formally established in 1883 under the command of Captain Stephen B. Luce for the purpose of training 750 sailors. A ...

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Found: Letters regarding William Claggett and the Looking-Glass dispute

August 9, 2018

Guest Post by Margaret Hanson, 2018 Fellow in the Newport Historical Society’s Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History Program This December, the Newport ...

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History Bytes: Rhode Island’s Woman’s Land Army

July 10, 2018

The Woman’s Land Army of America (WLAA) was a civilian organization created during WWI for the purpose of avoiding a food production crisis by ...

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From the Archives: Miantonomi Mememorial Park Commission Records

May 24, 2018

Guest post by Kerry McAuliffe, NHS Archives Intern and graduate student at Simmons School of Library and Information Science This year marks the centennial ...

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History Bytes: Newport’s Rosie the Riveters

May 14, 2018

Guest post by Mollie Surprenant, 2017 Salve Regina McGinty Fellow in the Newport Historical Society’s Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History Program. Since ...

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Write Your Way to Hamilton Essay Contest Winners

April 6, 2018

The Newport Historical Society’s essay contest, Big Ideas for a Changing World: Write Your Way to Hamilton, had a record number of entries this ...

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