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Newport History Bytes Talk

“Newport’s history in tasty bytes.” The Newport Daily News February 19, 2015 at 5:30pm Colony House, Washington Square $5 General Admission; $1 NHS members & active duty military Please RSVP below. The Newport Historical Society’s History Bytes blog has grown in popularity since its first appearance in 2011. Illustrated with …Read More

January 2015 Walking Tours

This January the Newport Historical Society will offer several of their most popular walking tours during the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, January 17-19, 2015. The schedule is: January 17, 2015 at 11am Rogues & Scoundrels See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this …Read More

History Space: Winter 2015 Workshops & Talks

The Newport Historical Society and the Rhode Island Historical Society have teamed up to offer professional development programs geared towards public history practitioners. These educators include but are not limited to: reenactors, living history enthusiasts, museum professionals, tour guides, docents, community historians, historical costumers, and those interested in creating garments …Read More

Open House at the Headquarters Building

October 24, 2014 from 4pm-5pm The Newport Historical Society will host a community Open House at 82 Touro Street. All are invited attend this free event to review the worksite and project plans of the Resource Center Rehabilitation. To accommodate the ongoing construction work, the Society has closed access to …Read More

Spies in Revolutionary Rhode Island

December 11, 2014 at 5:30pm Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS members Please RSVP below or call 401-841-8770 Espionage played a vital role during the Revolutionary War in Rhode Island, both during the British and French occupations of Newport and Aquidneck Island. The Newport Historical Society will …Read More

Holiday Open House

Monday December 1, 2014 5pm-6pm Tour the 1739 Colony House before Christmas in Newport’s opening ceremony. Enjoy festive music from across the globe performed by Newport String Project. Violinists EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain McMullin will bring a potpourri of lively music to celebrate Newport’s vast history and mark the start …Read More

Holiday Season Walking Tours

Holiday Lantern Histories Tour November 14, 15; 21, 22; 28, 29 at 4:30pm December 4, 5, 6; 11, 12, 13; 18, 19, 20; 26, 27 at 4:30pm Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on a lantern-lit walk and learn how Newporters recognized the holidays. Reservations required to guarantee …Read More

Party Like It’s the 1765 Stamp Act Protest

August 23, 2014, the party runs 5pm-7pm Colony House, Washington Square On August 23, 2014 a team of costumed interpreters will bring to life the events of Newport’s 1765 Stamp Act Protest in the heart of Newport’s Old Quarter, Washington Square. This afternoon living history event, which helps celebrate Newport’s …Read More