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History Bytes: Julia Ward Howe’s Vision for Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019

Many of us know that Julia Ward Howe, a social activist who advocated for abolitionism and women’s suffrage, authored The Battle Hymn of the ...

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History Bytes: Rhode Island the Trend Setter

April 30, 2019

Two hundred and forty three years ago, Rhode Island became the first colony to formally break ties with Great Britain. On May 4th, 1776 ...

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Start at the Source: Identifying an 18th Century Account Book

April 19, 2019

It isn’t always obvious who authored an historic document; often, the writer didn’t think to record their name. Without a clear signature naming the ...

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Big Ideas for a Changing World: Write Your Way to Hamilton Essay Contest Winners

April 8, 2019

The Newport Historical Society is pleased to announce the winning essays for its contest, Big Ideas for a Changing World: Write Your Way to ...

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History Bytes: Theophilus North’s Nine Cities of Newport, Part 9

March 27, 2019

The following History Byte is the ninth and final installment of a nine-part series. Click here to read them all. Thornton Wilder wrote about ...

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History Bytes: Theophilus North’s Nine Cities of Newport, Part 8

March 21, 2019

The following History Byte is the eighth of a nine-part series. Click here to read them all. The Eighth City in Thornton Wilder’s Theophilus ...

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