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July 2017
$15

The Newport Antiques Show

July 28 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 6:00 pm
St. George\\\’s School Ice Rink, 375 Purgatory Road
Middletown, Rhode Island (RI) 02842 Select a Country:
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The Newport Antiques Show is a staple of Newport’s summer season and a mecca for collectors with its luxurious atmosphere and sophisticated style. When doors open this July, the Show will celebrate its 11th year with an updated program and new associated activities while visitors discover antiques, art, jewelry, vintage fine accessories and photographs in one convenient venue. Although the event is months away, plans are set to expand the Newport Antiques Show’s remarkable roster of dealers of fine arts…

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August 2017
$5.00

A Culture of Corruption: The Apothecary’s Tale

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Newport Historical Society, 127 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Newport was one of the earliest American seaports to engage in the transatlantic drug trade during the first third of the eighteenth century. On Thursday, August 17, at 5:30pm, the Newport Historical Society will host Elaine Forman Crane, Distinguished Professor of History Emerita, Fordham University, for lecture titled A Culture of Corruption: The Apothecary’s Tale. At a time when both the production and sale of pharmaceuticals were unregulated on this side of the Atlantic, Newport’s unlicensed apothecaries were free to…

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The 1777 British Occupation: Summer Living History Event

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Washington Square, Newport, RI 02840 United States + Google Map

Save the date! On the afternoon of Saturday August 26, 2017, the American Revolution will come to life in the heart of colonial Newport. Over 50 costumed interpreters will recreate aspects from the summer of 1777 on Aquidneck Island during the first year of the British occupation. Reenactment scenarios will range from the capture of General Prescott by the American rebels, to a demonstration of the auctioning of scarce food items and goods, to the ever-intimidating presence of British guards.…

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September 2017
$150

Ulysses S. Grant Meets Ida Lewis Culinary Adventure

September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our second annual culinary adventure this September inspired by the 1869 meeting between Ulysses S. Grant and “America’s bravest woman” Ida Lewis! Ida Lewis gained her reputation as America’s Heroine after rescuing two soldiers from drowning in their attempt to return to Fort Adams on March 29, 1869 in the midst of a great storm. Despite having taken over many of the duties of the Lime Rock Lighthouse Keeper from her father at the age of fifteen,…

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$150 - $250

Ulysses S. Grant Meets Ida Lewis Culinary Adventure

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Colony House, Washington Square
Newport, RI United States
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Join us for our second annual culinary adventure this September inspired by the 1869 meeting between Ulysses S. Grant and “America’s bravest woman” Ida Lewis! Ida Lewis gained her reputation as America’s Heroine after rescuing two soldiers from drowning in their attempt to return to Fort Adams on March 29, 1869 in the midst of a great storm. Despite having taken over many of the duties of the Lime Rock Lighthouse Keeper from her father at the age of fifteen,…

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