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The Newport Historical Society

82 Touro St., Newport, RI 02840, (401)846-0813, fax (401) 846-1853
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9:30-4:30; Saturdays, 9:30-noon
For research, appointments are strongly recommended

Welcome to the Center for Newport History!

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Facing "East", Facing "West"
Follow Commodore Perry's mission through American and Japanese images of the 1853-1854 encounters. How did these cultures see one another? An exhibition at the Newport Colony House in conjunction with the 20th Annual Black Ships Festival, July 17-27, 2003

 

History and Background
A Brief History of Newport and the Newport Historical Society. Religious Toleration, Golden Age of Maritime Trade, The Gilded Age.

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The Collections
Museum Collections, Photographs and Graphics, Library and Special Collections.

 

Visit the NHS Bookstore & Gift Shop
See a selection of books about Newport's storied history, ceramic items, and note cards.

 

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Museum of
Newport History

The Society's Award-Winning Exhibit  about Newport's Storied History.

Historic Sites
Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House, Great Friends Meeting House, Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, Newport Colony House.

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Historic Tours
Guided Walking Tours of the Point, Historic Hill & Cliff Walk, Self-Guided Walking Tour, Virtual Tour of Museums & Historic Sites.

Public Programs &
Family Events

Annual Lecture Series, School Essay Contest, Exhibits, Holiday Open House, School Tours and Programs, Special Lecture & Events.

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Annual Awards Celebration
2003 Annual Awards Celebration
Award for Excellence in Newport History , Historic Preservation Awards, School Essay Contest, Volunteer of the Year

Center for
Newport History

Read About the Society's Plans for a New Home.

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Get Involved
Be a Part of Newport's History! Membership Information, Volunteer Opportunities, The Brick Parade.

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This Website Designed by Ron M. Potvin
Launched Sept. 1, 1999

MISSION OF THE NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

It is the mission of the Newport County Historical Society to collect and preserve the artifacts, photographs, documents, publications, and genealogical records that relate to the history of Newport County (including Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, and Jamestown); to make these materials readily available for both research and enjoyment; and to act as a resource center for the education of the public about the history of Newport County, so that knowledge of the past may contribute to a fuller understanding of the present.