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History Bytes: Phillis Wheatley’s Newport Mercury Connection

July 3, 2023

This is a guest blog post by Amelia Yeager (she/her), a first year Master’s student in public history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, ...

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History Bytes: Katherine Prescott Wormeley

May 5, 2023

Katherine Prescott Wormeley (1830-1908) was a reformer, author and philanthropist who served as superintendent of the Lovell Civil War Hospital at Portsmouth Grove, RI, ...

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Paper Citizens at Sea: Sailor Protection Certificates

January 25, 2023

This is a guest blog post by Maureen Iplenski, MA/PhD in History, American Studies, Certificate in Museum Studies (expected 2026) University of Delaware. Maureen ...

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Recent Acquisition: Eveline Roberge Folk Art Painting

January 11, 2023

NHS recently received a painting by local artist Eveline Roberge (b. 1920) depicting Newport Harbor from Goat Island. Roberge is a 20th century artist ...

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History Bytes: The Oliver Hazard Perry Timber Map

December 19, 2022

Does the cold weather have you thinking of Fall foliage, raking leaves, and Christmas trees? In 1812, trees were very much on the mind ...

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Recent Acquisition: A Ledger with a Story to Spill

December 5, 2022

Here at the NHS, there are few things we like more than a good historical mystery- and we are ale the more intrigued if ...

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