The Newport Historical Society today announced that they are currently working towards maximizing its delivery of Newport’s history to the public in ways that do not require in-person contact.

“Join us online at with #HistoryAtHome or on our Social Media platforms where NHS is offering free content available for a broad range of ages and backgrounds,” a press release from Newport Historical Society says.

Content include short videos, fun facts and more inspired by NHS’ collection and Newport’s history. A highlight is a complete interactive virtual view of the Museum of Newport History. This walk-through captures over 400 years of Newport’s history and allows a virtual visitor to view objects close-up, read the labels, and choose their own path through the Museum.

NHS writes that they are also moving newly launched Civic Conversations series online. These conversations about topics of vital importance today, informed by history, demonstrate that the art of listening, learning, and engaging is not lost in our communities. To learn more, or to be part of the conversation, register your email at

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for on NHS’ website, collections staff are available to provide services to researchers and students. Email with your inquiry.

“The Newport Historical is proud to be the stewards of Newport’s history, and thanks the community for your continued support,” they write.

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