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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 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 an evening walk and learn how Newporters recognized the holiday. …

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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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