Category Archive for: ‘NHS Special Projects’

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    There’s an app for that!

    The “Explore Newport History” mobile app can be found at: The Founding Sponsor of this APP is: Lila Delman Real Estate

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    The Spectacle of Toleration

    Visit It is much in their hearts (if they may be permitted), to hold forth a lively experiment, that a most flourishing civill state may stand and best bee maintained, and that among our English subjects, with a full libertie in religious concernements… – …

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    Lost & Found!

    View the Lost & FOUND archives! Overview The Lost & Found project is a multi-year effort to gain appropriate intellectual control over a large, important, and multi-media collection at the Newport Historical Society. Phased originally to take place over 5 years, it was the goal …

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    An American Experiment: Video

    Project Budget: $15,000 Raised to date: $10,000  The Newport Historical Society is producing a 20 minute video that highlights the unique story of Colonial Newport.  “An American Experiment” discusses, and illustrates Newport’s origins in religious strife and the establishment of religious tolerance as civic policy, our commercial …

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    Adopt a Painting Program

    The Historical Society has begun a process of conserving its important paintings collection with the help of our members and supporters. In 2009, four paintings and their historic frames were repaired and cleaned, including the portrait of Captain Stanhope pictured here. For a modest investment, …

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    Found! John Adams Letter to Newport

    The Newport Historical Society’s archival collections are currently being reorganized and rehoused. While most of the collection is cataloged, at least in part, we are regularly “finding” items that have not been seen or studied in many decades. In 1798, President John Adams corresponded with many cities …

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    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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    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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    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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    Museum Assessment Program

    The NHS has recently completed a rigorous Museum Assessment Program, sponsored by the American Association of Museums. The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) helps improve operations through a consultative process. The AAM provides guidance in meeting priorities and goals and understanding how the museum compares to …

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