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History Bytes: Newport High School Graduates

May 21, 2020

Congratulations to the Rogers High School Class of 2020! Newport celebrated its first class of Newport High School graduates in 1873, when 10 students ...

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Civic Conversations — What Does Liberty Mean in America Today?

May 18, 2020

Please join us for the latest installment of our ‘Civic Conversations’  program series at the NHS   Even before we became a nation, ideas ...

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History Bytes: It Happened at the Newport Colony House

May 14, 2020

Flash(way)back Friday – it’s hard enough for some of us to remember what we did last week, let alone last year. The Colony House ...

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#NewportTogether — Join the Movement

May 6, 2020

The Newport Historical Society continues to ring the historic Colony House bell each Friday at noon as a show of solidarity with Newport’s community; ...

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History Bytes: Rhode Island’s Rotating Government

May 1, 2020

Why have one of something when you can have five? This thought, encouraged by the very individual-based idea of democracy among the men who ...

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COVID-19 Diary for Kids

April 27, 2020

Many families are staying at home together during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of our mission to preserve Newport’s history for future generations, we ...

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