Diversions and Entertainments in 19th Century Newport
Did you know that a Mummy was put on display in the Old Colony House? That lectures on astronomy were given in Newport’s 4th Baptist Meetinghouse? Or that the city was a center for live entertainment hosting musicals, comedies and Shakespeare’s plays? The Newport Historical Society present a broadside exhibit which features historic advertisements and highlights some popular forms of entertainment. Part of the RI Center for the Book’s 2012 Art of the Book Program “Rhode Island Broadside’s Rule!”
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127 Thames St.
Newport, RI 02840