Category Archive for: ‘NHS Properties’

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    A Writer’s Dozen

    The Newport Historical Society’s extensive furniture collection includes twelve significant desks  featured in the new exhibit A Writer’s Dozen. Open through March 31, 2014 Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House, 82 Touro Street, Newport $5 Suggested Donation, free for members A Writer’s …

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  • Resource Center Plans

    In 1905, fifty years after the Newport Historical Society was founded, a new purpose-built masonry building was constructed at 82 Touro Street, a vibrant thoroughfare connecting Bellevue Avenue with Washington Square and with Newport’s waterfront economy. This three-story building was well suited for a collection …

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    Found! At Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House

    Through a generous grant of funds and expertise from the Newport Restoration Foundation’s Preservation Grants Program, the Historical Society is preparing to install moisture mediating systems at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House. During work to prepare the basement, staff members are also examining the old dirt floor …

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    Spring at the Great Friends

    Through the generosity of Newport resident Ron Fleming, and the assitance of the Newport Garden Club and NHS volunteers, daffodils were planted on the small hill on the grounds of the Great Friends Meeting House. The newly restored Meeting House looks splendid this spring!

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  • GFMH Window Damage

    Storm Windows for the Great Friends Meeting House

    Project Budget: $15,000 Raised to Date: $0 Now that the necessary repairs to the exterior of the Great Friends Meeting House have been made, we are reluctant to reinstall the old chicken-wire window protectors. New storm windows, and some additional cosmetic work, are needed.

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  • Gfmh Shingles

    Breathing New Life into Rhode Island’s Oldest Surviving House of Worship

    “In the late 17th century the idea of religious freedom was an alien idea not only around the world but here in the North American too. In Massachusetts they were hanging people for the high crime of being Quakers. “… rare circumstances led to the …

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  • SDBMH Restored 3

    The Oldest Baptist Meeting House in the United States is Restored

    The grand reopening of the newly-restored Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House was celebrated the summer of 2009, in conjunction with a rare clothing exhibit, From Homespun to High Fashion. This restoration project was funded by grants from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, the Rhode Island …

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