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October 17, 2017

History

Newport Historical Society will host Co-Authors of ‘World War II Rhode Island’

Rhode Island’s contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size. Newport’s and Aquidneck Island’s contributions alone included the nation’s most important torpedo production facilities, a naval training station for some 500,000 sailors, and a PT boat training center at Melville. Civilians, including for the first time many women, did their part by manufacturing military equipment

Thirteen of Newport’s Historic Houses of Worship Will Participate in ‘First Freedom Open House’ on July 4th

Celebrate the role of Newport’s historic religious communities in developing America’s commitment to Freedom of Religion. In a special celebration of freedom of religion, thirteen of Newport’s historic houses of worship are offering a unique open house tour on the Fourth of July, 2017. The “First Freedom Open House Tour” offers the public an opportunity

Duchess and Violet Quamino Gravestones Return to Newport’s Common Burying Ground

Two historic gravestones, Duchess and Violet Quamino, have been restored and returned to Newport’s Common Burying Ground, according to Lewis Keen, a member of Newport,s Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission. “Work on these stones was approved by the Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission in December 2016 and lovingly undertaken by Dr. Robert Russell of Salve University.  Dr.

Newport Historical Society to present “Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society”

Described by some scholars as the “first professional orchestra” in the US, the Germania Musical Society toured nationally with the most celebrated virtuosi of the era and played a particularly vibrant role in the cultural landscape of Newport, where they resided each summer during their existence as a touring ensemble. On Thursday, April 6th, at

Newport’s History With The Circus: Host of the First Performance in the Country to Ringling Bros.

Feld Entertainment Inc., parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment, announced on Saturday that the iconic 146-year-old circus would hold its final performances later this year. Ringling Bros. two circus units will conclude their tours with their final shows at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center

7 Places in Newport Tied to Jackie Kennedy

On January 20th, Jane Pickens Theater will begin showing JACKIE starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the First Lady famously tied to the City-by-the-Sea. Portman has been nominated for multiple awards for her intimate portrayal of Jackie in the difficult days immediately following her husband’s assassination. JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of

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