Historical society offering free admission for faculty, staff

Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, the Newport Historical Society will offer faculty and staff free admission to its regularly scheduled walking tours, site tours, lectures and library workshops (excluding the tour of the month and Whitehorne House Museum).

In addition, the historical society will offer tours and programs scheduled by Salve Regina faculty free of charge. All tours must be booked in advance through the historical society’s education department, and are subject to date and guide availability.

Current walking tours include:

  • Discover Colonial Newport – Hear stories of remarkable entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period.
  • Golden to Gilded – From Newport’s Colonial golden age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people.
  • Road to Independence – Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution.
  • Rogues and Scoundrels – See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.”
  • Souls and Stones – Explore the Common Burying Ground. Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there who helped shape Newport’s history.

Site tours include the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House, Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House and Museum of Newport History.

For more information on the Newport Historical Society’s programs, visit www.newporthistorical.org.

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