Category Archive for: ‘Events’

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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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    Feb 19, 2014: Revolutionary Newport Family Program

    February 19, 2014 at 10am Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $4 with the Newport Winter Festival button Visit the 1739 Colony House and participate in a brief reader’s theater skit focused on the 1765 Stamp Act riot in Newport. Meet a first person …

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    March 6, 2014: A Revere Revelation A “New” Teapot by Paul Revere the Patriot

    A Lecture by Gerald W.R. Ward Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston March 6, 2014 at 5:30pm $5 per person, $1 Newport Historical Society members Colony House, Washington Square RSVP to 401-841-8770 The Newport Historical Society’s world renowned collection includes many significant items, …

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    April 17, 2014: The Poison Plot

    April 17, 2014 at 5:30pm Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS members RSVP to 401-841-8770 Sometime in November 1738 Mary Arnold tried to poison her husband with an egg dram. She was unsuccessful, but Benedict took her attempt as a hint that …

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    Feb 17, 2014: Third Day Gospel Choir Concert

    February 17, 2014 at 1pm Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport, RI Click Here to purchase tickets The Newport Historical Society and the Martin Luther King Center have joined forces to host a concert by the Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir during the 2014 …

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  • Hidden History Of RI And The Civil War

    Feb 6, 2014: Hidden History of Rhode Island & the Civil War

    February 6, 2014 at 5:30pm Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS members RSVP to 401-841-8770 The smallest state to defend the Union and one far from the battlefront, Rhode Island’s stories of the Civil War are often overlooked. The Newport Historical Society …

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    Jan 18-20, 2014: Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend Tours

    Saturday January 18, 2014 at 11am Rogues & Scoundrels: See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogues Island.” Sunday January 19, 2014 at 11am Road to Independence: Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies! Learn …

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    January 16th: They Gets a Bad Name by the Widow: Dinah Sisson’s Disbanding of the Free African Union Society

    January 16, 2014 at 5:30pm Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS members RSVP to 401-841-8770 Recovering the voices of 18th-century African-American women can be a difficult task since few primary sources were intended to document their lives.  Elyssa Tardif will explore this …

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    Legendary Locals of Newport Lecture

    Thursday December 5, 2013 at 5:30pm Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS Members Please RSVP to 401-841-8770 Newport was established by colonists seeking religious freedom in 1639, and throughout the following four centuries residents continued to make history. Past and present legendary …

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