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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 ...

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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 ...

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Why Is the Part of the Document You Need Always Missing?

February 1, 2021

A Tale From the Archives: Trying To Write About Eighteenth-Century Equines. This guest post was written by Dr. Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, whose recent research at ...

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History Bytes: The Newport Hospital School of Nursing

January 12, 2021

During the current pandemic, nurses and medical professionals have gone above and beyond to serve Newport’s community. The Newport Hospital, which began in 1873 ...

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Director’s Note: American Exceptionalism on January 7th, 2021

January 8, 2021

Over the past year, the Newport Historical Society has held a series of Civic Conversations on what it means to be an American today. ...

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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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