Newport Restoration Foundation

This Fall, Newport Restoration Foundation will be hosting public programs at all three of their museum properties that tie in with the theme of landscapes and nature in the 2017 special exhibition Nature Tamed in the Landscape, Gardens and Collections of Rough Point.

Mark your calendars for these and other special events in September and October at Rough Point, Whitehorne House Museum and Prescott Farm:

THESE WALLS CAN TALK: CELEBRATING DORIS DUKE AS TASTEMAKER

A Design Week RI 2017 event

ROUGH POINT

September 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Adults $10; 12 and under free

Design New England captured Doris Duke’s astute taste and style for a cover story this summer. Hear how the project came together, see examples of jewelry from designers featured in the article, and learn more about Duke’s collection of fine and decorative arts.

BEYOND THE TOUR: NATURE TAMED

ROUGH POINT

September 20October 11 & 185:00 – 7:00 pm

Adults $10; 12 and under free

It’s gardens galore on Wednesday evenings this fall. Drop in for special illuminated garden tours, sketching the collection activities, floral fashions, gallery talks, and much more! Garden tours depart at 5:30. This year’s exhibition, Nature Tamed in the Landscape, Gardens and Collections of Rough Point, will be available for viewing during this program.

ESTATE GARDENERS OF NEWPORT WALKING TOUR

ROUGH POINT

September 16, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Adults $20; $5 for children ages 5-12

Registration is required. Please call 401-841-8770 for reservations.

Join Newport History Tours for a walking tour that explores the stories of the gardeners and landscapers, both past and present, who have worked at many of Newport’s finest homes.

RETHINKING WHITEHORNE: COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES

WHITEHORNE HOUSE MUSEUM

September 18, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

September 30, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Free; Online registration recommended

Take part in hands-on activities and help us think about how our renowned collection of 18th-century Newport furniture might better serve the interests and needs of 21st-century visitors.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS

Garden Tips and Soil Testing at Prescott Farm

PRESCOTT FARM

Sundays, April – October, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Free

Whether you’re growing lettuce or lupines, it’s important to know who to turn to for advice. The URI Master Gardeners are here to help. These events are weather dependent.

NEW FOR 2017: On the first Sunday of the month, the Master Gardeners speak on selected topics. The next (and final!) lecture on October 1 will focus on “Feeding your Family from a Colonial Garden”.

STONE WALL WORKSHOP

PRESCOTT FARM

October 21, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Adults $40;

Rain Date October 22

Advance registration required

Learn the art of traditional stone wall construction and repair from the experts.

For more information on these events and to purchase tickets, visit www.newportrestoration.org/learning_programs/

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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