Annual Fund Appeal

Keep your connection to history with the Newport Historical Society


As a member of our community of members and supporters, you stood by us during the pandemic, and we successfully navigated through it. Now we’ve re-opened our doors, relaunched events, and forged partnerships with colleagues that make us all stronger and more sustainable. 

Today, we are also in the midst of an exciting time of transition. We are thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Rebecca J. Bertrand, who will step into the role effective January 1st, 2023. We are excited to be passing the NHS baton to someone who clearly understands the importance of the work that we do. Becca will bring a great deal of passion, energy and expertise to the team, and everyone here is excited to begin to work with her.

With your generosity, we can continue our efforts to advance Newport Historical Society’s reputation as a leader in the stewardship and promotion of our rich and diverse history. We can continue to: 

  • Conduct, support and share the groundbreaking research and scholarship that brings our history to light. 
  • Create ways for people of all ages and backgrounds to immerse themselves in all there is to learn and discover about Newport’s place in our story as a nation. 
  • Inspire our committed team of professionals who bring their passion to work each day to bring this history to all of you. 

We are confident we are standing on a firm foundation as we look to the future! But, we know that our financial wellbeing as an organization depends on your sustained investment in all that we are, and all that we can become. Please consider a generous gift to the 2022 Annual Fund before year-end, in honor of all that has been accomplished, and the work still on the horizon. 
Thank you for all you’ve already done to make our work possible, and for showing continued leadership as a supporter today. We are looking forward to seeing more great things from NHS in the year ahead!


Click here to make your Annual Fund gift today in any amount.


Ruth Taylor,

Executive Director,

On behalf of the NHS Staff


Paul McGreevy,


On behalf of the NHS Board of Directors