Annual Fund Appeal

Keep your connection to history with the Newport Historical Society


There is no doubt that 2020 will be a year of extraordinary change. Like most of America, the NHS finds itself in uncharted waters, with an interruption of many valued activities and the expectation of significant lost income. To protect the health of the public and our staff, we have closed our Museum, ceased our in-person public programming, and face an uncertain future.

Something we are certain of, however, is that history, ours and the nation’s, provides us with examples of how we have overcome adversity, managed change, and worked towards a more perfection union. These valuable lessons are the indispensable thing that NHS can offer our community in times of stress. We know we have a role to play in bringing this information to all of you, and we have made plans to continue to do so, in new ways, including:


You have always been essential to our success, and we are very grateful for your engagement. Your support is even more critical now; today we ask you to invest in our continuing future. While there are many ways to support our preservation and education activities, the most direct and valuable support to the NHS at this moment is a 2020 Annual Fund donation of any size.
We look forward to meeting you on the beautiful streets of Newport again soon. In the meantime, please continue to engage with us through our membership program, our new and ongoing initiatives, and our resources for educators and researchers.


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