The British are returning to Newport and the clock turns back to 1778 with the occupation of the Redwood in full swing…for one day only. Visitors to the Redwood Library & Athenæum will step into 1778 Rhode Island during Redcoats at the Redwood: A 1778 Living History Event as over 25 costumed interpreters recreate life in Newport during the height of the British occupation.
The 2018 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, October 31 when Joseph Rusnak, Assistant Director of Programs at the Redwood, explores the military career of Civil War General Ambrose Burnside. Considered by historians as the worst commander in military history, Burnside rose to prominence in a time when a military career involved more than just military knowledge but also alliances and political connections.
The 2018 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, October 24 when acclaimed interior designer Kathryn Scott discusses her new book, Creating Beauty: Interiors. From a Parisian-inspired neoclassical town house, to an elegant Central Park West penthouse, to a modern retreat in the Hudson Valley, the houses profiled showcase the architectural detailing, the classical rules of proportion, and the importance of integrating beautiful materials and finishes in uncommon ways.