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Welcome to the Newport Restoration Foundation.

Doris Duke had a strong impulse for preservation. Although Doris had houses in other parts of the country, Newport remained a special place for her. She established the Newport Restoration Foundation in 1968 in order to preserve the city’s early architectural and cultural heritage. Today, the NRF continues Doris’s legacy through the commitment to the preservation of places and through sharing the many stories connected to these places.

Through our Keeping History Above Water™ initiative, we are leading the charge to address the threat of sea level rise to historic structures worldwide. In 2016, we organized and hosted a national conference – one of the first of its kind – on the risks posed to the built environment by sea level rise. NRF supports conferences and programs each year throughout the country.


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