The Lives of the Men Who Created the Redwood Library

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:41pm -- lwhite

The 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues with Brandon Aglio, Tour Coordinator for the Redwood, as he explores the lives of six key figures from the early history of the Redwood Library - Henry Collins, Dean George Berkeley, Peter Harrison, Joseph Wanton, Ezra Stiles, and Abraham Redwood. When the Redwood Library opened in 1747, a cultural and educational revolution occurred in Newport. The culmination of learned men coming together to create an institution for ‘having nothing in view but the good of mankind” was a journey that had begun years before with the development of the “Literary and Philosophical Club, started in 1730. 


A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the salon at 6:00 pm. Free for Members; $10 for Non-members. Seating is limited; call 401-847-0292 for reservations or register online below.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm