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    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 …

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    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 …

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    Occupied Newport: Tales from a Revolutionary City under British Rule

    January 8, 2015 at 5:30pm Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS members Please RSVP below or call 401-841-8770 The British occupation of Newport during the Revolutionary War, 1776 through 1779, forced residents to make difficult choices. For some, restored British rule brought …

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    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. …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    Gentility and Consumerism in 18th Century Newport: A Widow’s Story

    Rescheduled for Friday October 17th at noon Thursday October 16, 2014 at 5:30PM Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS members RSVP to 401-841-8770 Scholar Christina Hodge will discuss her new book Gentility and Consumerism in Eighteenth-century Newport: A Widow’s Story. Focusing on …

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    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 …

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    African Americans First in the City of Newport

    August 27, 2014 at 6PM Colony House, Washington Square Free admission As part of Newport’s 375th anniversary celebration, Victoria Johnson will highlight the city’s people of color. Primarily focusing on the years 1940 to 2000, the individuals highlighted in her talk have reached successful career …

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    Addressing Thee: Letters from the Obadiah Williams Papers

    Thursday September 4, 2014 at 5:30pm Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS members Please RSVP to 401-841-8770 During Addressing Thee, interpreters dressed in authentic “Regency-era” attire will read excerpts from letters written between family members during the first half of the 19th …

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