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Civic Conversations — The Truth in America Today

August 4, 2020

The latest in a series of civil discourse with the Newport Historical Society Join the Newport Historical Society for a Civic Conversation to discuss ...

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Director’s Note: A Conversation about Protest in America

July 13, 2020

“This is my fourth Civic Conversation,” said one participant, “but it is the first time that I thought the topic has a clear answer. ...

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History Bytes: The Meadow Field

July 9, 2020

When the Great Friends Meeting House was built in 1699, the Newport Quakers owned a significant amount of property north of the Meeting House. ...

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Newport Historical Society’s 2020 Annual Meeting — A Year of Extraordinary Change

June 26, 2020

 Over the past four months the NHS has been reinventing itself for a Covid present and post-Covid future. But, our long-standing but flexible ...

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History Bytes: Getting Crafty with Craft Beer

June 25, 2020

Newport’s restaurants and bars are having to get creative with how to serve their clientele while following Covid-19 reopening guidelines. Some establishments have taken ...

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How We Celebrate: A Timeline of the Fourth of July in Newport, R.I.

June 23, 2020

  July 20, 1776 – The first celebration of Independence from Great Britain in Newport, Rhode Island occurred on July 20, 1776, when Major ...

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