A Tolerably Dull Place of Sojournment: Newport in the 1840s

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The decade of the 1840s saw Newport at a crossroads. Devastated but not destroyed by the American Revolution the town began to reinvent itself in the early 19th century.  Learn about this neglected period of Newport's history, a time when Newport was renewed, when tourism, not trade, became the business of town. Colony House, Washington Square. $5 per person, $1 NHS members. RSVP to 401-841-8770