Programs

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
The Newport Music Festival will present husband and wife team, guitarist Rupert Boyd and cellist Laura Metcalf, who will perform a program featuring music by Fauré, Bach, Falla, Piazzolla, Satie and more.  Tickets are $32 per person, Click Here to purchase tickets through the Newport Music... Read More
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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... Read More
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Newport –New York architect Auguste Noel found himself busy rebuilding following the 1938 hurricane, working on Whitney Studio and the Spouting Rock Bathing Association pavilion. He was but one of a group of prominent architects who greatly impacted the appearance of Newport during the Interwar... Read More
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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. Architectural historian John Tschirch... Read More
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Author James MacGuire discusses his latest book, Real Lace Revisited: 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 Lace... Read More
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
A Renaissance jewel set on the River Cher, Chenonceaux appears as if from a fairy tale. It is a superb example of 16th century French architecture with a history as a “chateau aux dames,” or ladies chateau, due to its ownership by a royal mistress and two queens. The ghosts of courtly intrigue,... Read More
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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. 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The history of the Crown is embedded in the gilded walls of Fontainbleau. From the hunting lodge of Francois I, who included Leonardo da Vinci in his court, to Napoleon Bonaparte, the sprawling chateau has been home to every French king, who engaged leading architects and decorators to make it ever... Read More
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The building that sparked a king’s jealousy and the downfall of its owner, Vaux-le-Vicomte is a superb example of French Classical design. Built for Nicolas Fouquet, Minister of Finance for Louis XIV, the chateau is the creation of the great design team of Louis Le Vau, Charles Le Brun and Andre Le... Read More
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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... Read More
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon, created an exquisite country retreat at Malmaison where she perfected the Empire style and became famed for one of Europe’s finest rose gardens. Recognized as the mastermind behind the glamour of her husband’s reign, Josephine’s Malmaison offers a glimpse... Read More
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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. 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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... Read More
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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.