Category Archive for: ‘Events’

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

    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 the life of Newport widow and shopkeeper …

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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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    At the Point of a Cutlass

    Thursday October 30, 2014 at 5:30pm Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS members RSVP to 401-841-8770 Just right for mischief night, the Newport Historical Society will host a pirate-themed lecture at the 1739 Colony House. Presented by Greg Flemming, author of At …

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    Stamp Act Protest Reenactment & Party

    August 23, 2014, Washington Square Reenactment: 1pm-5pm Stamp Act Party: 5pm-7pm Newport, Rhode Island is steeped in colonial history. Visitors who have explored Newport’s Old Quarter can’t miss the hundreds of 18th century buildings that make the city a unique heritage tourism destination. It’s only …

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    Diplomacy, War & Power in 17th Century New England & Indian Country

    October 2, 2014 at 5:30pm Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS members Please RSVP to 401-841-8770 Ninigret (c1600–1676) was a sachem of the Niantic and Narragansett Indians in what is now Rhode Island from the mid-1630s through the mid-1670s. For Ninigret and …

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    June 26, 2014: Secrets of the Colony House Revealed

    June 26, 2014 at 3PM $15 per person, $10 NHS members Reservations required: 401-841-8770 Newport’s Colony House has been a seat of government, a barracks, a hospital, courthouse and the location for a Steven Spielberg film. The Newport Historical Society has invited Steve Guglielmo, project …

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    Feb 14-23, 2014: What’s Wrong With This Picture?

    A Newport Winter Festival Family Activity  February 14 – February 23, 2014 Museum of Newport History & The Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House Help us fix the museum! When visiting the Museum of Newport History and the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, can you find the objects that are out of …

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    Feb 14-23, 2014: Winter Festival Historic Site Tours

    Historic Sites Tours Offered daily February 14-23, 2014 11am-3pm During the 2014 Newport Winter Festival, tour one of the Newport Historical Society’s colonial-era sites. The Colony House, built in 1739, was a center for Rhode Island’s colonial government and houses a Gilbert Stuart portrait of …

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