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Preservation in Newport

For five decades, the Newport Restoration Foundation has preserved over eighty 18th- and 19th-century buildings on Aquidneck Island, representing one of the largest portfolios of historic architecture owned by a single organization in the United States.

Visit our Museums

At NRF's Museums you can see a one-of-a-kind personal collection of European and Asian art, enjoy one of the most dramatic oceanside landscapes in town, learn why Newport furniture was all the rage in the 18th-century, and enjoy 40 acres of historic greenspace in the middle of Aquidneck Island.

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WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1043 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2018-04-24 18:24:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-24 18:24:44 [post_content] => Whether you’re growing lettuce or lupines, it’s important to know who to turn to for advice – the URI Master Gardeners are here to help! Bring in a soil sample from your home garden for free analysis. On the first Sunday of the month at 11:00 am, these garden pros will speak on selected topics ranging from pest management to heritage plants. The Guard House and 1812 Windmill will also be open and staffed for public enjoyment. See below for topics and dates: June 3rd: "A Walking Tour of the Prescott Farm Herb Garden" given by Johanna Becker   Upcoming Lectures: July 1st: SPECIAL LECTURE GIVEN BY GARY CASABONA (topic TBD) August 5th: "The Three Sisters Growing Technique - the History, Legend and Practical use of the System" given by Betsy McClintock September 2nd: "Growing and Managing Crops in your Garden" given by Susan Eastabrook AND "An Understanding of Elemental Soil Nutrients for the Gardener" given by Roger Laberge October 7th: "Colonial Foodways of New England" given by Jeff Richards [post_title] => Gardening with the Masters: Tour of the Prescott Farm Herb Garden [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => gardening-with-the-masters-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-25 15:28:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-25 15:28:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://devnrf.wpengine.com/?post_type=tribe_events&p=1043 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [EventStartDate] => 2018-06-03 10:00:00 [EventEndDate] => 2018-06-03 12:00:00 )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1022 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2018-04-24 17:35:11 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-24 17:35:11 [post_content] => Whitehorne House Museum, the only museum in the world specializing in eighteenth-century Newport furniture, has been a fixture of Lower Thames Street for almost 45 years, and it’s time for some change! Explore the museum for the first time or come back check out the moves we’re making. The museum’s charming pocket garden will also be open for wandering. [post_title] => Whitehorne Museum Open House [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => whitehorne-museum-open-house [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-14 15:53:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-14 15:53:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://devnrf.wpengine.com/?post_type=tribe_events&p=1022 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [EventStartDate] => 2018-06-14 17:00:00 [EventEndDate] => 2018-06-14 19:00:00 )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1035 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2018-04-24 17:50:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-24 17:50:51 [post_content] => Doris Duke’s lifelong passion for jazz is reignited at Rough Point this summer. Composer and musician Francisco Pais has assembled musicians from around the world to debut an original contemporary jazz suite inspired by Doris. The suite is imagined as a soundtrack of Doris’ life and each movement tells a story. Pais was inspired by meaningful moments in Doris Duke’s life and by her wide ranging interests in the arts, surfing, and music. In the words of the composer: "In music it’s important to be daring, to allow yourself to experiment even if it means you fail. Doris Duke was a daring woman, a strong woman; she was always looking for new ways forward." The I Dare You suite takes its title from a quote by saxophone legend Wayne Shorter, who said, “To me jazz means: I dare you.” The intimate performance will take place in the Great Hall at Rough Point (pictured above) and will be followed by a talk-back with the composer. [post_title] => I Dare You: A Musical Suite dedicated to Doris Duke [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => premier-of-i-dare-you-a-musical-suite-dedicated-to-doris-duke [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-14 16:21:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-14 16:21:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://devnrf.wpengine.com/?post_type=tribe_events&p=1035 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [EventStartDate] => 2018-06-15 19:30:00 [EventEndDate] => 2018-06-15 21:00:00 )
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