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Colonial era Newport produced a remarkable cultural heritage. A vibrant seaport, a center for the arts and crafts, Intellectual life, superb craftsmanship and thriving commerce all played their part in the creation of Newport's exceptional artistic production.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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lwhite

Scientists Simon Thorrold and Camrin Braun from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution discuss how researchers are using cutting-edge, satellite-based tags on Cape Cod Sharks to answer some basic questions. Scientific knowledge of iconic fishes like the great white shark is limited. There is little knowledge about what they eat or their feeding behaviors, where they go to mate or to breed, or “why” they do almost anything. For all other shark species, scientists know even less. 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

René Silvin, author of Noblesse Oblige: The Duchess of Windsor as I Knew Her, discusses the infamous lives of King Edward Vlll and Wallis Simpson. Silvin provides an overview of the Duke and Duchess’ life: Their formative years, the story of the “scandalous” royal romance, the December 1936 abdication, the couple’s duties during World War II and their roles as King and Queen of international society during the post-war years.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Author James Maguire discusses his lastest book, Real Lace Revisted: Inside the Hidden World of America’s Irish AristocracyReal Lace Revisited is an updating of Stephen Birmingham’s 1973 best seller, Real Lace, which focused on the rise of the first wealthy Irish families in America. Real

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Join us on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:00 pm when Claudia Stowers, Vice President of Advancement at the Museum of the American Revolution, will discuss mothers of the American Revolution and the dynamic roles these women played in the war.

$5 for members; $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 401-847-0295, ext. 112 for reservations.

 

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

The Newport Music Festival will present Spanish cellist Asier Polo with pianist Daniel del Pino, performing Bach’s three viola da gamba sonatas in our historic Harrison Room. 

 

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 am to discuss Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich. All are welcome. Free. 

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 am to discuss Art Buchwald's I Am Not A Crook. All are welcome. Free. 

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, August 19 at 10:30 am to discuss T. J. Stiles' The First Tycoon. All are welcome. Free. 

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 am to discuss Lillian Hellman's novel, The Little Foxes, film adapation to be viewed afterwards. All are welcome. Free. 

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Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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lwhite

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