By Andrea Carneiro
The great hurricane of 1938, the African American experience in 19th century Newport and even Winnie-the-Pooh are among the topics to be explored during The Preservation Society of Newport County's winter lectures. Advance registration is required for all lectures, online at www.NewportMansions.org/Learn or by calling 401-847-1851.
A Preview of the End of the World: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
Sara Jaworski, Public Programs & Community Engagement Assistant, Historic New England
Thursday, February 8, 2018
11 am, Rosecliff
The Great New England Hurricane on September 21, 1938, was one of the most destructive storms in American history, causing more than six hundred deaths and $400 million in property damages. What made this storm unique? In this illustrated lecture by Sara Jaworski, learn about the impact and aftermath of the Hurricane of 1938 in southern New England.
Sponsored by van Beuren Charitable Foundation. Admission is free. Advance reservation required. newportmansions.org/learn/adult-lectures-workshops, or 401-847-1851
The Life & Gardens Of Beatrix Farrand
Karyl Evans, Emmy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker
Thursday, February 15, 2018
6 pm, Rosecliff
Join Karyl Evans for a special screening and discussion of her film, the first documentary ever produced about the life and gardens of Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), the most successful female landscape architect in early 20th century America. The documentary will take you on an inspiring journey across the country to explore her personal story and many of her most spectacular gardens. Documentary run time is 40 minutes.
Sponsored by ALEX AND ANI. Admission: Preservation Society members $15 / General Public $20. Advance reservation required. newportmansions.org/learn/adult-lectures-workshops, or 401-847-1851
February 19-23, 2018
The Breakers Stable, 53 Coggeshall Avenue, Newport
Shake off the winter chill with morning and afternoon stories and crafts during Newport’s Winter Festival. Stories and take home art projects are designed especially for our young and young-at-heart participants. New stories will be read daily. Program is suitable for children 6 years old and above and is free to all participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and older. Two sessions daily, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Space and parking is limited.
Admission is free. Advance reservation required. newportmansions.org/learn/family-programs, or call 401-847-1851
Black History Month Lecture
Gilded Age Newport In Color: The African Heritage Experience in Early Newport
Keith Stokes, Vice-President, 1696 Heritage Society
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:00 p.m., Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Gilded Age Newport in Color tells the largely unknown story of African American life in Newport during the 19th and turn of the 20th centuries. The presentation will unveil the historical sites, events and people associated with the African American community including images of places of worship, businesses and civic organizations that flourished along Bellevue Avenue, Historic Hill and Top of the Hill neighborhoods of early Newport.
Admission: Preservation Society Members $10 / General Public $15. Advance registration required. newportmansions.org/learn/adult-lectures-workshops, or call 401-847-1851.
The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh:
A Walk Through The Forest That Inspired The Hundred Acre Wood
Kathryn Aalto, Author & Landscape Designer
Thursday, March 15, 2018
6 pm, The Elms
A. A. Milne’s classic tales Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner have delighted readers for nearly a century. Join Kathryn Aalto, author of the New York Times best-seller, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, for a look at what we can learn from studying the intersection of nature and culture in Winnie-the-Pooh. Sponsored by ALEX AND ANI. Admission: Preservation Society members $10/General Public $15. Advance reservation required. newportmansions.org/learn/adult-lectures-workshops, or 401-847-1851
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