Location: NHS Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport
Through September, 2019
Inspired by the newly released book Claggett: Newport’s Illustrious Clockmaker by Donald L. Fennimore & Frank L. Hohmann III, “My small Ability” highlights the works and life of William Claggett, set against the backdrop of Newport 1715-1760. Featured items include tall case clocks, clothing, maps, a mahogany board, copperplates manufactured and used by Claggett for printing Rhode Island currency, original manuscripts, and the Claggett wall clock in the Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House. View some highlights in the slideshow below.
This exhibit is running in coordination with an exhibit of Claggett and Wady clocks at the Redwood Library & Athenæum, on display until April 2019.
Location: Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, Newport
Open daily, 10am-5pm
Since its inception in 1993, the multidimensional Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market has examined Newport County’s history through the use of images, objects, and texts. The items on display at the Museum make up less than five percent of the Newport Historical Society’s collection, which includes over 10,000 objects, 500 paintings, prints, and maps, and 200,000 photographs.
Exhibits feature James Franklin’s printing press, the figurehead from the yacht Aloha, photographs, furniture, colonial silver, paintings, objects of daily life and more, all from the collections of the Newport Historical Society. With the use of these items, the Museum interprets Newport from its colonized settlement in 1639 through the twentieth century.
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