History at Home

Newport's History Goes Virtual

As the Newport Historical Society begins to reopen following the guidelines set by RI state agencies, we remain committed to the mission of education, information dissemination, and use of the collections for research and enjoyment. Going forward, we will continue to offer new content on Newport’s rich history both through our traditional avenues and the new digital offerings we have developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. New content will continually be shared on this page as it becomes available! We also encourage you to follow along for updates as the Museum of Newport History and NHS Resource Center resume operations.

 

We are profoundly grateful to everyone who has chosen to engage with and support us at this time. To offer a donation to the NHS, please click the button below.

 

COVID-19 Diary for Kids

As part of our mission to preserve Newport’s history for future generations, we are looking to create a snapshot of this moment from the perspective of those often underrepresented in the historical record: Children. Click the link below to read more about the project and learn how to participate.
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Take a Tour of the Museum of Newport History

 

This tour was made possible through the efforts of Peter Hanney of Hanney Property Solutions, who contributed Matterport digitization of the Museum of Newport History,
and Jessika Davis, who arranged digital exhibit text. 

The Museum of Newport History is free to the public year-round, which is made possible through the generous donations of our patrons and visitors.  Please enjoy a virtual tour of the Museum: donations may be made online by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top of the page. To take a deeper dive, and participate in our virtual scavenger hunt, click the image below!

 

Living History and Lectures Online

Join our Director of Public Programs, Elizabeth Sulock, for short interviews with scholars, authors and living historians! This week, Heaver weaving expert Justin Squizzero from The Burrough’s Garret discusses the complex process of Jacquard weaving and how he recreates 19th century-style coverlets. More videos are available on our YouTube channel, which you can access by clicking the button below!

Featured Journal Article

Please enjoy free access to an article from 'Newport History', the flagship peer-reviewed publication of the Newport Historical Society! Across the country today, leaders are tipping their caps to honor the creation of the Negro Leagues in 1920. "Touching Base: Race, Sport, and Community in Newport," originally published by Robert Cvornyek in the Winter 2016 issue of "Newport History," uncovers a wealth of information about local African-American teams and players, the integration of baseball in Newport and the visits to the city of elite Negro League teams. A new article will be made available bi-weekly, but access to our complete archive is included with NHS Membership.
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Subscribe to History

Like what you’ve seen so far? Become a member to stay up to date with our latest content, and receive reduced admission for tours, programs lectures and events. Members also benefit from discounted rates on research services, and a 20% discount on purchases made at the Museum & Shop! Click the button below to learn more.