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    The Children’s Hour

    The Children’s Hour: Three Centuries of Children’s Books and Texts from the Collections of the Newport Historical Society This year the Rhode Island Center for the Book’s Art of the Book Program celebrates literature created for the young and young at heart. The Newport Historical …

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    Timeline of Eisenhower Park (Washington Square)

    1639 Newport settled by nine residents of Portsmouth. The settlement radiated out from the fresh water spring, now at the corner of Spring Street and Barney Street. The Great Common, now Washington Square, extended from Touro Street to Marlborough Street. 1700 Five blocks of house …

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    Broadside Exhibit at Museum

    Diversions and Entertainments in 19th Century: Broadsides from the Newport Historical Society’s Collections Museum and Shop at Brick Market, November 6th through January 31st. Did you know that a Mummy was put on display in the Old Colony House? That lectures on astronomy were given …

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    18th Century Table Setting at Museum & Shop at Brick Market

                            On display for the holiday season at the Newport Historical Society’s Museum & Shop at Brick Market wss an elegant table setting in a recreated corner of an 18th century merchant’s parlor. The …

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    Mrs. Ellery at the Museum

    Newport, RI – (September 2010) –  The Newport Historical Society debuted two additions to the Museum & Shop at Brick Market on Tuesday, September 28th at 4PM. An important early 18th century portrait by Nehemiah Partridge of Abigail Ellery, grandmother of the signer William Ellery, …

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    Handicapped Accessibility for the Museum

    Project Budget: $20,000 Raised to Date: $0 PROJECT DESCRIPTION Increasingly, guests with mobility limitations are frustrated by the stairs to the Museum of Newport History; and this access would create better conformance with ADA for the NHS. A stair lift can be installed onto the …

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