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Meet an 18th Century Doctor: Newport Historical Society to host a living history talk with Dr. Hunter

Newport is a city known for firsts. Between 1755-1756 the first anatomical and surgical lectures in the Colonies were presented by Dr. William Hunter at the Colony House. On Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 5:30 pm, the Newport Historical Society will recreate aspects of Dr. Hunter’s talk when they host an 18th-century medical lecture. Dr. Hunter,

Podcast: A conversation with Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of Newport Historical Society

Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved five centuries of history and continues to document Newport’s unique contribution to our national narrative. Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of Newport Historical Society, joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK today to chat about all that’s happening, new and to do with the multi-faceted history-based

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Fun, Interesting, Famous and Memorable Quotes About Newport, Rhode Island

{Photo via Frank G. Harris (1885)/Wikimedia Commons} Newport, RI has inspired many writers, celebrities, musicians and creative minds over the last several hundred years. While there’s never any shortage of things to say about The City-By-The-Sea, here are some of the most fun, interesting, famous and most memorable quotes about Newport, RI. ”One hundred years after the declaration

Newport Restoration Foundation hosts 2nd Annual ‘Keeping History Above Water’ in Annapolis

The second Keeping History Above Water conference, held October 29 through November 1 in Annapolis, Maryland, brought 275 attendees from around the world to discuss the impact of sea level rise on historic coastal communities, according to a press release issued today from the Newport Restoration Foundation. The first conference, organized by the Newport Restoration Foundation in

OpenTable unveils ’13 Spookiest Restaurants’, White Horse Tavern lands on the list

OpenTable today announced the 13 Spookiest Restaurants in America. Spanning from coast-to-coast, each of these restaurants denotes a wide variety of cuisine and culture, served with a side of fun and fright. In the spirit of the season, these restaurants pay homage to their histories and haunted pasts with delicious seasonal fare and ample storytelling.

C-SPAN Cities Tour filming in Newport this week

C-SPAN has spent this last full week of October filming for their popular series “C-SPAN Cities Tour” in Newport. C-SPAN’s Cities Tour has been filming and interviewing local figures at Fort Adams State Park, Eisenhower House, Hammersmith Farm, Rosecliff and Newport Historical Society, according to the tours official Twitter Account. The specially outfitted C-SPAN Local Content

Miantonomi Memorial Park Tower named official ‘WWI Centennial Memorial’

Earlier today, the United States World War One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library announced that the Miantonomi Memorial Park Tower in Newport was among the first 50 official “WWI Centennial Memorials” from their 100 Cites/100 Memorials program. Under the organization team of the Miantonomi Memorial Park Commission, City of Newport, American

Naval War College to host World War I period-accurate baseball game between Army-Navy at Cardines Field

The Naval War College has announced that they will host a period-accurate baseball game between Army-Navy on Friday, September 29th at Cardines Field in downtown Newport. The program is designed as “a fun event” with educational programming to mark the centennial of American involvement in World War I, and is being organized in close collaboration

Newport Restoration Foundation is ‘Rethinking Whitehorne’, seeks community input before making changes

The Newport Restoration Foundation’s Whitehorne House Museum has been a fixture of Lower Thames Street for almost 45 years, and it’s time for some change! NRF is inviting the public to join them in Rethinking Whitehorne through two free community open house events on September 18 and 30.   While Whitehorne House Museum has been closed in the

Newport Historical Society to host ‘Cider in 18th Century Newport: A History Space Event’ on September 23

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, join the Newport Historical Society for “Cider in 18th Century Newport: A History Space Event.” This free, interactive program features cider press demonstrations from expert Chris Hurley from 10 am-2 pm and the specialty walking tour “Rum and Revolution” at 11 am.   Peek inside the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House and learn about life in 18th century Newport. Hear

Celebrating the Real Meaning of Labor Day

While many people and families celebrate Labor Day with picnics, and as simply a day off from work, while media outlets are quick to talk about current workforce statistics, there are some that recognize Labor Day’s real origins, a holiday created at a time of widespread abuse of American workers in factories across the country.

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16 Popular Movies Filmed in Newport, RI

This story was originally published on September 2, 2015. According to IMDB, there are more than 100 films, documentaries and tv shows that credit Newport, Rhode Island as a filming location. Pay attention the next time you watch these 16 movies as they all contain scenes filmed in Newport, consider it a free and fun tour

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