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POSTPONED Tour of the Month: Newport’s British Occupation

May 16, 2020

In 1777 as the Revolutionary War officially began, 7,000 British and Hessian soldiers invaded Newport creating an occupation that lasted for nearly 3 years. ...

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POSTPONED – Tour of the Month: The Limits of Tolerance: Religious Prejudice in Colonial Newport

April 18, 2020

Newport has had a well-deserved reputation for religious freedom since the 1600s. By the end of the 17th century congregations with widely varying beliefs and ...

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‘They Were Good Soldiers’ African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783

October 10, 2019

Join the Newport Historical Society for a talk by author John Rees titled ‘They Were Good Soldiers’ African Americans Serving in the Continental Army, ...

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