In light of the opening of our newest exhibit, Newport Designs: The Art of Architecture, Landscape and Planning, we have decided to do an architectural timeline of the Redwood from our own collection of images. Enjoy this slideshow and marvel at the changes of the Redwood Library over the past 266 years. We hope to see you this weekend for the opening of the new exhibit!
In honor of George Washington’s birthday each year, the Newport Artillery Company comes to the Redwood to give a cannon salute to our first president at the base of his statue. This particular statue has caused quite a bit of intrigue and speculation over the years, but due to recent research efforts, has become less of a mystery. Click here to read more.
In honor of Valentine’s Day next week, what could be more fitting than a collection of love poems? Click here to read some lyrical samples from this book, as well as view a few examples of the vibrant artistry of Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway.
Despite the addition of the Reading Room in 1858, it was clear by 1872 that more changes needed to be made to the Redwood. Did you know those plans included Richard Morris Hunt, and the destruction of the 1747 building? Click here to read more!