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Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, pen name Susan Coolidge, was a Newport resident and Civil War nurse. We recently rediscovered some early editions of her work in our Children's Library. Click here to read more!

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Henry Collins, once called the Lorenzo di Medici of Rhode Island, died a pauper and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Common Burial Ground. How could such an influential man meet such an end? Click here to find out!

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“The ballot, the most perfect weapon yet devised of moral and intellectual power. We do not wish to take it from the hands of any man; we would put it into the hands of every woman.” Click here to read more about Julia Ward Howe and the Women's Suffrage Movement.

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Wondering what we have in our collection that belonged to the Redwood Family? Click here to see documents from the Collection of Redwood Family Papers.

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day from the Redwood Library! Click here to see more.

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We are loving this spring weather! Click here to see some beautiful examples of 18th century flower prints and get in the spring mindset.

“The appeal of the flower print is through that elusive quality which may be described as ‘charm.’ It is a compound of process techniques, draftsmanship, arrangement or design and color, mellowed and tempered by time. It speaks of an art which is simple, natural, graceful as the sunlight or the rain. It knows neither contortion nor distortion for in the flower world these are blights and very evil. It is both technique and something more than technique which makes the flower print distinctive in the field of graphic arts.” - Gordon Dunthorne, 1938

The Redwood Library is Newport's Newest Historic Venue - Now Available for Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, and Private Parties. 

Click here for details on how to rent this historic venue for your celebration!

Please contact Francesca Campo at 401.742.5344, or fcampo@redwoodlibrary.org, for more information. 

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In light of the opening of our newest exhibit, Newport Designs: The Art of Architecture, Landscape and Planning, we have decided to do an architectural timeline of the Redwood from our own collection of images. Enjoy this slideshow and marvel at the changes of the Redwood Library over the past 266 years. We hope to see you this weekend for the opening of the new exhibit! 

 

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Read about the history of the pocket watch, and check out our gorgeous example in this week's From The Vault!

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In honor of George Washington’s birthday each year, the Newport Artillery Company comes to the Redwood to give a cannon salute to our first president at the base of his statue. This particular statue has caused quite a bit of intrigue and speculation over the years, but due to recent research efforts, has become less of a mystery. Click here to read more.

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