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This month marks the second anniversary of the Newport Historical Society’s online database. As the only Newport institution to offer online collections access, the Society is pleased to announce the “Top Five” most searched for topics which answers the question: “What are people interested in?” …
Throughout the winter staying warm is on everyone’s mind. Today gas or oil furnaces in the basement provide heat when the temperature drops, but two centuries ago Newporters relied on their hearths to warm themselves and their homes. The Newport Historical Society’s new exhibit at …
This summer, Rebecca Soules, 2012 Buchanan-Burnham intern, created the prototype for a digital map of Newport’s Common Burying Ground that will mark and identify gravestones within the burying ground. With over 7,900 gravestones, some dating back to the 1660s, the Common Burying Ground is the …