Shop Local Spotlight: Shop Newport history at Newport Historical Society Museum & Shop

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Along with our What’s Up Newp Holiday Shopping Guides, What’s Up Newp is highlighting local business and organizations this holiday season.

ICYMI – See our holiday shopping guides for gifts under $50, under $100, and over $100. Get ready to shop locally and gift away!

Newport Historical Society Museum & Shop

The Newport Historical Society Museum & Shop is located at 127 Thames Street in Newport and online at shopnewporthistory.com.

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Here are a few great gift ideas for this holiday season;

Scrimshaw Knife Kit | $48.95

Available in store

Admiral Fitzroy Storm Glass | $29.95

Available in store

Revolutionary Gift Package | $78

Available in store.

Includes: Colonial Coffee, US Constitution Tumbler, Deal or Duel Game

Short Kimono in Moorish Burgundy

Available in store.

Reproduction Ida Lewis Ring $225

Available in store.

Handcrafted reproductions of Newport heroine, Ida Lewis’s ring.  Each ring is made here in Rhode Island by Baxter’s Fine Jewelry’s in house Design Center.  Iolite stones were cut to match the unique shape of the stones in the original ring, which are surrounded by delicate freshwater pearls.  Ring is available in vermeil or can be custom made in 14k gold (please allow an additional 2-3 weeks).

The original ring was donated to the Newport Historical Society by Mrs. Esther Fisher Benson and is inscribed on the inside with, ‘Robert to Ida.’  Ida was referred to as the ‘Bravest Woman in America’ for her daring rescues off Limerock Lighthouse, which garnered national attention and the Gold Lifesaving Medal.

See all that the Newport Historical Society Museum and Shop has to offer here.


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