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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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A Perfect Storm: The Collision of Hurricanes, Climate Change and Coastal Population Growth

Hurricanes pose a significant threat to coastal populations, but the causes of changes in the frequency of hurricanes are poorly understood. Long-term historical and geological records provide potential analogs for future climate scenarios and indicate that hurricane frequency has varied significantly. Most modeling studies suggest that we may experience more frequent intense hurricanes in the future as the Earth warms, but the historical and geological record indicates a complex relationship between ocean warming and hurricane activity. Jeff Donnelly, a climatologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will discuss the historical links between hurricanes, climate change, and the population growth along the coast.   Please register for this event by calling 401-846-0813 x110 or email hrockwood@newporthistory.org [post_title] => A Perfect Storm: An Evening with Climatologist Jeff Donnelly [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => a-perfect-storm-an-evening-with-climatologist-jeff-donnelly [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-07-03 15:51:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-03 15:51:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.newportrestoration.org/?post_type=tribe_events&p=1890 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [EventStartDate] => 2018-08-01 17:00:00 [EventEndDate] => 2018-08-01 19:00:00 )
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