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Newport Historical Society

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April 2017

“Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society”

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Old Colony House, 82 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Described by some scholars as the “first professional orchestra” in the US, the Germania Musical Society toured nationally with the most celebrated virtuosi of the era and played a particularly vibrant role in the cultural landscape of Newport, where they resided each summer during their existence as a touring ensemble. On Thursday, April 6th, at 5:30 pm the Newport Historical Society will present “Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society”, a unique collaboration with the Newport String Project and Dr. Brian…

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May 2017

What Did Alexander Hamilton Drink?

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate, consider that you are partaking in an expedition into American history. Alexander Hamilton’s rival, Thomas Jefferson, was a chocolate fan. John and Abigail Adams also loved their chocolate. Hamilton’s boss, President George Washington, along with his wife, Martha, was well acquainted with chocolate. But what about Hamilton’s role in the chocolate economy or, more locally, the role of Newporter’s? On Thursday, May 4th at 5:30 pm, the Newport Historical Society…

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