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Museum of Newport History

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 Society is pleased to join …Read More

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 lots developed south of Marlborough …Read More

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 in Newport’s 4th Baptist Meetinghouse? …Read More

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, and an 18th century Newport-made …Read More