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Infectious Ideas — A History Byte

March 12, 2020

The deadly virus that causes smallpox had been crossing the globe since ancient times, but it was not until 1796 that the first successful ...

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Director’s Note: Civic Conversations at the NHS

March 9, 2020

On March 5th, 50 Rhode Islanders assembled in the Newport Historical Society’s Leatherman Program Center to ask themselves “What does it mean to be ...

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Celebrating Women’s History Month with a Featured Journal Issue

March 3, 2020

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history. First published in 1912, Newport History: Journal of ...

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The Boston Massacre: It’s Complicated.

February 20, 2020

Living history is a unique way to present and experience the past. By interacting with first person historical interpreters and engaging in themed historical ...

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New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

January 9, 2020

The Newport Historical Society is pleased to be a member of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, a collaboration of 30 major cultural agencies ...

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Call for Applications: 2020 Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholarships

January 9, 2020

Join a team of students, scholars, and museum professionals studying and promoting the diverse and dynamic history of Newport, Rhode Island. Since 1854 the ...

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