Skip to main content Skip to home page

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 experience the remarkable home and art collections of an unconventional heiress, 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.

What’s On

WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 6118 [post_author] => 12 [post_date] => 2022-07-11 14:24:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-07-11 18:24:27 [post_content] =>
Drop into the garden at Whitehorne House Museum for an afternoon of free hands-on activities for the whole family! From 12 to 3 p.m., the garden will be open for visitors to take part in crafts, activities, and conversations with Newport artists and craftspeople including the Timber Framers Guild, Newport Sea Foam Trading Co., the Saunderstown Weaving School, and Niko Merritt of Sankofa Community Connection. Experience craft making in the 18th and 21st centuries, including weaving, soap making, and printmaking on textiles. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., join us in the back garden for a discussion on crafts and makers in Newport from the 18th century to today with historians Keith Stokes and Steve Marino. Admission to the event and museum is free on August 13. Registration is recommended. Whitehorne Days programming is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.
[post_title] => Whitehorne Day: Makers Past and Present [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => whitehornedayaugust2022 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-08-09 10:05:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-08-09 14:05:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.newportrestoration.org/?post_type=tribe_events&p=6118 [menu_order] => -1 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_date_utc] => 2022-08-13 16:00:00 )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 6196 [post_author] => 12 [post_date] => 2022-08-04 09:43:36 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-08-04 13:43:36 [post_content] => Join us in the Formal Garden at Rough Point Museum for a performance by  Cheryl Savageau, Abenaki poet, and Pulitzer Prize nominee. Savageau’s poetry retells Abenaki stories, often focusing on the unrecognized lives of women and the working class, enriched by the landscape and ecology of New England. Blankets, picnics, and chairs are welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders. Please note: This program is scheduled to take place outside on the grounds of Rough Point. In the event of inclement weather, this program will move indoors to the Great Hall; visitors will then be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon check-in and wear a mask inside the museum. Notice will be sent in advance of location changes, and refunds will be issued if needed. [post_title] => TGIF Performance with Cheryl Savageau [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => tgif-performance-with-cheryl-savageau [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-08-04 09:43:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-08-04 13:43:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.newportrestoration.org/?post_type=tribe_events&p=6196 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_date_utc] => 2022-09-02 22:30:00 )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 6211 [post_author] => 12 [post_date] => 2022-08-05 14:20:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-08-05 18:20:18 [post_content] => Discover the role of the ocean in Newport life in the 18th and 21st centuries! From 12 to 3 p.m., drop into the garden to take part in crafts, activities, and conversations with craftspeople, experts, and shop owners. Uncover the secrets of the ocean with the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, learn all about sailing with the crew of the Oliver Hazard Perry, and taste tea brought to Newport from around the world. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., join us in the back garden for a discussion on Newport's ocean history. Admission to the event and museum is free on August 13. Registration is recommended. Whitehorne Days programming is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. [post_title] => Whitehorne Day: Port City [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => whitehorne-day-port-city [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-08-05 14:20:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-08-05 18:20:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.newportrestoration.org/?post_type=tribe_events&p=6211 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_date_utc] => 2022-09-10 16:00:00 )
SEE ALL EVENTS
Back to top