The Newport Historical Society announces the opening of its webstore which launched November 3, 2017, upcoming holiday happenings, and its participation in the first annual international Museum Store Sunday on November 26, 2017.

Online Store

The Newport Historical Society is excited to offer patrons all over the world an opportunity to purchase unique and inspired gifts, while supporting the Society’s mission. Items available online will be primarily custom to NHS and range from textiles and home accessories, to unique jewelry and books, historic varieties of tea, coffee, and chocolate. NHS members will receive a 20% discount on all their online purchases as they do in the shop.

Black Friday

Start your holiday shopping on Black Friday at the Museum of Newport History Museum & Shop! Enjoy hot mulled cider as you shop our one-day only discounts on merchandise throughout the store. Take advantage of our highly curated and unique gift items for everyone on your list!

Small Business Saturday

Shop small with the Museum of Newport History & Shop on Small Business Saturday– November 25, 2017! Support the Newport Historical Society while shopping from a uniquely curated collection of gifts, books, apothecary, and custom products created after objects from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. With your purchase of $50 or more, receive a complimentary 8 x 10 matted print from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. With your purchase of $100 or more, receive a 11 x 17 matted print.

Museum Store Sunday

In participation of Museum Store Sunday, the Newport Historical Society will host silhouette artist, Deborah O’Connor, in the Museum and Shop, as she creates custom cut silhouettes. Each paper silhouette is cut entirely freehand by eye, not drawn or traced. All ages are welcome and the sitting time required is just five minutes. The silhouettes will be mounted on white or ivory card stock, individually or in groupings. Up to two extra copies can be cut along with the original, which will be available at half-price and make great gifts. Traditional oval frames and mattes will also be available to purchase.

Orders for limited edition archival prints of the 1885 America’s Cup victor, Puritan, will also be taken.  Reservations for the silhouettes strongly encouraged, which can be made by phone at 401-841-8770, on Eventbrite, or by accessing the reservation page through our website,  The limited edition archival prints measuring 17” x 22” are hand-pulled on 308 gsm Photo Rag, a 100% cotton paper, and will be shipped directly to recipient once printed.

Holiday Lantern Tours

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters did, or didn’t, observe the holidays. Purchase tickets and depart from The Museum of Newport History and Shop, 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI, and costs $15 per person, $10 for Society members and active duty military with ID.  Add $5 to your ticket to receive a keepsake lantern! Reservations encouraged as space is limited, 401-841-8770.

For more information on any of these holiday happenings, visit Museum of Newport History and Shop at 127 Thames St., which is open daily from 10-5 or call 401-841-8770.