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Recent Acquisition: Torpedo Station Employment Notification

December 23, 2020

The Newport Historical Society recently received a donation of a Navy Department employment notification directed to Eleanor M. Driscoll. The document concerns the status ...

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Recent Acquisition: Mary Dyer’s Bodkin

December 16, 2020

The Newport Historical Society recently received a donation of a bodkin owned by Mary Dyer (1611-1660). The bodkin, a long, thick needle, is made ...

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Uncovering Marginalized Histories

December 9, 2020

While it is generally accepted in our line of work, and among our audiences, that the best history is inclusive, telling our stories from ...

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The Champlin Foundation: 2020 Grant Recipients

December 7, 2020

The Newport Historical Society is extremely grateful for the support of the Champlin Foundation to repair and maintain two of the historic, downtown Newport ...

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Recent Acquisition: A Day in the Life of a Milkman

November 17, 2020

The Newport Historical Society recently received a donation of a scrapbook detailing “a day in the life of a milkman.” The scrapbook, compiled in ...

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Director’s Note: What Should Be Part of a Patriotic Education?

November 2, 2020

This conversation focused on a topic that was inspired by the President’s recent declaration that he was establishing a project to create a patriotic ...

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