Please join us on Wednesday, March 22 at 4:00 pm when Director of Library Systems Lori Brostuen will provide a tutorial on how to use the Redwood’s various electronic resources, such as e-books, e-magazines, Na
The Redwood is pleased to welcome back author René Silvin on Wednesday, September 7, who will discuss the history of the transatlantic travel during the nineteenth century and chronicle the real story of the ocean liner Normandie. When Normandie made her inaugural entry in New York on June 3, 1935, it is estimated that two hundred thousand spectators lined both sides of the Hudson to welcome her. Silvin explains why most authorities consider the Normandie the ultimate luxury liner.
We hope you will join us for a noteworthy historical lecture series, "The Great English House," featuring four talks by architectural historian John Tschirch. The series visits four remarkable homes famed for their design, collections, and the legends of their owners. Each is a time capsule of a period in English history and each appears in the design books in the archives of the Redwood Library.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 25 for the capstone presentation of the RISD post-graduate architecture project titled "Sea Change". The students have spent a semester studying interior architecture and reimagining the Redwood's public spaces. The 11 students will present their projects and models to the public in this program. This project was generously underwritten by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. Free and all are welcome.
5:45 – 7:00: Presentation to the Newport Community
Join us for a special lecture to celebrate an important acquisition! Architectural historian John Tschirch will speak on the Redwood's recently purchased seventeenth- and eighteenth-century architecture books, featuring "wonderful architecture and drawings of sublime beauty." The fifty-two titles, added to the Library's already significant collection of English and Continental pattern books, are now a valuable resource for scholars.
Please join us on Thursday, February 25 at 5:30 pm for light refreshments and a "Round Table Discussion" on Extensions in the History of the Redwood Library. Interior Architecture is a field at the intersection of architecture, conservation and design of the built environment. Interior Architecture takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings. Every built structure eventually faces three possibilities: demolition, preservation or adaptive reuse.