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Upcoming Events: July 2021

Newport Restoration Foundation is excited to be able to continue in-person programs and events at our museums this season. Rough Point Museum, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm will offer a variety of free and ticketed programs for all ages and interests. Please mark your calendars for upcoming special events including:


Summer Stories
Whitehorne House Museum (416 Thames Street, Newport)
Fridays: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Free admission

Listen to storybook readings in the garden and put together a themed craft to take home. Recommended for kids aged Pre-K to 1st grade.


Picnic Performances at Rough Point: The Rhode Island Black Storytellers
Rough Point Museum (680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport)
July 2 / 6:00 – 7:30 PM

$15 – Advance registration recommended

Join us for our monthly outdoor art performance series on the grounds of Rough Point. In July, the Rhode Island Black Storytellers take the stage at Rough Point for a series of independence-themed stories set to music. Visitors can lounge on the grass amongst the blooms in the Formal Garden, or bring blankets, chairs, or pillows to relax. Grounds open at 6:00pm, performance begins at 6:30pm.


Woodcarving Demonstration

Whitehorne House Museum (416 Thames Street, Newport)
July 10 / 2:00 – 3:00 PM
$30 – Advance registration recommended

Mary May, founder of Mary May’s School of Traditional Woodcarving, leads a woodworking demonstration in the garden at Whitehorne House Museum. Discover how Newport’s distinct block-and-shell patterns are carved, seen on a number of 18th-century furniture pieces inside the museum.


Second Sundays
Prescott Farm (2009 West Main Road, Middletown)
July 11 / 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Free admission

Each month, NRF joins with a non-profit partner to highlight the expansive history and horticulture of Prescott Farm. In July, the crew of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry visits to demonstrate the surprising connections between ships and windmills (hint: it’s all in the sails!).


Jazz on the Lawn

Rough Point Museum
July 15 / 6:30 – 8:00 PM
$20 – Advance registration recommended

Grab a picnic basket and blanket, and take in the ocean breezes while the Leon Lee Dorsey Quartet jams on the Rough Point terrace.


Historical Makerspace Workshop: Paint Making

Whitehorne House Museum (416 Thames Street, Newport)
July 25 / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$20 – Advance registration recommended

 Kids from 10-100 are welcome at this fun paint making workshop outside of Whitehorne House. Discover how people have made paint throughout history using a variety of sources to create different colors and textures, then make your own painted masterpiece in this hands-on program.


Roam Around Rough Point

Rough Point Museum (680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport)

July 31 / 5:00 – 7:00 PM

$0-$20; Newport County Residents are free!

On the last Saturday of every month, explore the house and gardens after hours. Newport County residents receive FREE admission! For more info visit

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