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.
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.
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.
Author James Maguire discusses his lastest book, Real Lace Revisted: Inside the Hidden World of America’s Irish Aristocracy. Real 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
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.