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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] => 1991 [post_author] => 8 [post_date] => 2018-08-09 10:34:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-08-09 14:34:08 [post_content] => In October 1968, the Newport Restoration Foundation was officially incorporated – fifty years later we invite Newport to celebrate the work that’s been accomplished and the exciting road ahead. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue 9:30 am-7:00 pm Admission to Rough Point, Doris Duke’s Newport home and the site of the earliest NRF’s annual board meetings, is free all day. Stop by our special exhibition, To Preserve and Restore: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50, or learn more about the singular personality and wide ranging passions of NRF’s founder, Doris Duke. Vernon House, 46 Clarke Street 5:00-7:00 pm Vernon House, one of the newest additions to NRF’s collection of 18th century buildings, will be open to the public for an evening of community and celebration. Drop in to say hello, explore one of Newport’s most fascinating buildings, and toast to the next 50 years! Light refreshments will be served. Let us know you're coming -- register here or at the link above. [post_title] => NRF's Golden Birthday [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => nrfs-golden-birthday [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-10-23 09:05:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-10-23 13:05:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.newportrestoration.org/?post_type=tribe_events&p=1991 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [EventStartDate] => 2018-10-24 09:30:00 [EventEndDate] => 2018-10-24 19:00:00 )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1884 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2018-04-24 18:13:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-24 18:13:08 [post_content] => Estate gardeners share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips on how the Rough Point staff keep the grounds looking lush and how to incorporate those practices in your own home garden. June: Ask Our Estate Gardeners July: Medicinal Herbs August: Flower Walk September: Plant ID/Fall Color October: Beneficial Insects in Your Garden [post_title] => Ask a Gardener [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ask-a-gardener-2018-10-27 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-24 18:13:08 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-24 18:13:08 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 1041 [guid] => http://devnrf.wpengine.com/?post_type=tribe_events&eventDate=2018-10-27#038;p=1041 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [EventStartDate] => 2018-10-27 11:00:00 [EventEndDate] => 2018-10-27 11:30:00 )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1979 [post_author] => 8 [post_date] => 2018-08-06 14:49:01 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-08-06 14:49:01 [post_content] => Workshop topic: Identifying Legendary Newport Cabinetmakers Get up close and personal with the early American furniture collection at the Whitehorne House Museum. Jeffrey Greene will be turning his craftsman’s eye to the minute details of a piece that help to identify the maker. Only a tiny percentage of high-end Newport furniture is signed or labeled, but craftsman’s markings and methods of work are as identifiable as handwriting and have yielded some surprising discoveries. Expect hands-on experience and careful examination during this seminar-style workshop – we’re turning tables upside-down, removing drawers, and getting on hands and knees to study the distinct form of Newport ball-and-claw feet. This program is the second in a two part series; the first workshop is scheduled for October 14. [post_title] => Workshopping the Collection [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => workshopping-the-collection-ii-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-08-09 10:49:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-08-09 14:49:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.newportrestoration.org/?post_type=tribe_events&p=1979 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [EventStartDate] => 2018-10-28 13:00:00 [EventEndDate] => 2018-10-28 15:00:00 )
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