I T IS THE MISSION OF THE NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO COLLECT AND PRESERVE THE ARTIFACTS , PHOTOGRAPHS , DOCUMENTS, PUBLICATIONS AND GENEALOGICAL RECORDS THAT RELATE TO THE HISTORY OF
NEWPORT COUNTY; TO MAKE THESE MATERIALS READILY AVAILABLE FOR BOTH RESEARCH AND ENJOYMENT; AND TO ACT AS A RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE HISTORY OF N EWPORT COUNTY SO THAT KNOWLEDGE OF THE PAST MAY CONTRIBUTE TO A FULLER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRESENT.
Newport Historical Society Annual Report 2012‐2013
NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Institutional Status Report, Goals and Plan August 2013 The Historical Society’s Vision
One of Newport’s best assets is its rich and prominent history, and that history is embedded in the collections of the Newport Historical Society.
Newport’s nearly 400‐year history, combined with the survival of much of the City’s built environment and the important role Newport played in a constellation of significant American events, justifies a designation as one of America’s most historic cities. Over 150 years of collecting has resulted in holdings that embody Newport’s stories, but this history, and the collections at the NHS, are not generally well known. The NHS envisions growing its capacity: to assist our community in developing a firm understanding of the history of Newport and its prominent position in American history, and to be ready to bring this history to a national and international audience.
This awareness will develop a pride of place for Newporters that will serve to bolster the quality of life and contribute to the economic health of the City today. The NHS collections – properties, objects, art, photographs and documents – are an essential resource for our illustrious and important American city.
A Proposed Business Model for a More Effective Newport Historical Society The Newport Historical Society believes that in we can increase our ability to serve and our impact by focusing specific attention on our unique asset – the collections – and on maintenance, preservation and accessibility for both scholars and the public.
We have three principal goals for our development:
1. Access. By allowing, supporting, and encouraging scholarship about Newport, and collecting, collating and storing it, we can then provide this scholarship to an increase‐ ingly interested public. Think of us as an hourglass: we open our collections to scholar ship by a broad group of thinkers, collate and organize the scholarship in the center, and then disperse it through a broad variety of methods.
2. Collaboration. Our second principle for continued growth is that we will do better: leverage more funds, create more awareness in the community, get more comprehensive input, and spend less, whenever we are able to work in collaboration with other institutions with similar interest areas, audiences, or needs.
3. Sustainability. The NHS believes that it must be comfortably sustainable so that it can devote staff resources directly to the mission. The Historical Society has established well‐diversified income streams. However, it does not currently retain a reserve fund and therefore is dependent on each stream doing well each year. Increased earned income combined with a larger endowment will allow the NHS to budget for a growing operating reserve.
Achievements to Date
The Historical Society has been working towards a revitalized future since 2006. Building on strategic goals to expand audiences, establish professional management for all collections and move towards financial sustainability, the NHS has:
Addressed two decades of delayed maintenance at all five historic properties. Revitalized the Museum of Newport History, and began a program of satellite and temporary exhibitions. Revamped its website and social media program and established online visitation to 3,500+ each month. Completely reinvented the Newport Antiques Show. Established a profitable Museum Store. Increased visitation has increased from under 10,000 to over 70,000 (with some years exceeding 100,000). Expanded its calendar of scholarly and public history programming. Maintained the production of Newport History, its scholarly journal. Built on the successful Buchanan‐Burnham internship program to host 4‐9 graduate interns in history, collections and public history each year. Have made significant progess in putting collections information online, the only Newport cultural institution to do so. Created the Explore Newport History mobile app.
Collaborative efforts have built steadily from a small base in 2007; these include:
A programmatic collaboration with the Newport Restoration Foundation to produce Newport History Tours. A marketing collaborative among five arts and cultural organizations in Newport’s historic downtown: The Old Quarter. Newportal, a project which involves five local organizations working to create a collaborative discovery tool for Newport collections. Cultural Catalysts: Catalyzing Culture, which is a new effort championed by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and funded by the van Beuren Foundation to develop a City‐wide platform, to raise awareness of, and find a broader audience for Newport’s history. The Spectacle of Toleration, a project about religious tolerance and diversity in collaboration with Brown and Salve Regina Universities, the Rhode Island Historical Society, and the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom.
Challenging the Future Campaign
The NHS has developed a modest capital campaign to prepare the organization to meet the goals it has set for itself. The campaign is infrastructure and endowment‐based, and focused on building our capacity to provide access to our collections. Funding through this capital campaign will be directed toward: Development of a modern Resource Center at 82 Touro Street for the study, interpretation and understanding of Newport’s history. Creation of funds to support the functions at NHS that are most directly responsible for providing public access to Newport’s history: The Curatorial and Education Departments. A re‐presentation of its Museum store to create a more vibrant presence at the Brick Market, including increased square footage for retail opportunities.
Categories of visits and their relative impact; this does not include individuals who come in contact with our properties for events held by others, or the dissemination of Facebook postings, which appear over 300,000 times / year in various places.
State House July 4th
Newport Antiques Show
App Social Media Researchers
PUBLIC PROGRAM ATTENDANCE
Seasonal Walking Tours & Historic Site Tours
Newport History Walking Tours July 2012 through June 2013 had an attendance of 1,377 for 296 tours.
The attendance for Newport Historical Society’s guided historic site tours July 2012 through June 2013 was 303.
Group Tours The NHS provided private group tours July 2012 through June 2013 with a total attendance of 1,298 for 48 tours.
Additional Programs Attendance for other public programs between for the fiscal year totaled 2,177 at 38 programs. This number does not include the following programs and their attendance figures: NHS Newport Antiques Show Preview and the weekend Show; NHS exhibits; NHS connoisseurs’ tour. This number also does not include groups and others who enjoyed our properties through rental agreements (e.g., Island Moving Company).
GUIDES / INTERNS / VOLUNTEERS
Newport Historical Society Guides Mat DeLaire Pat Drislane Kassie Ettefagh 6
Chuck Flippo Lew Keen Colleen Miller
Elise Petrarca Jean Quinn Renee Walker‐Tuttle
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 2012 Buchanan/Burnham Interns
Caylin Carbonell, Bates College. Project: “Newport Historical Society Resource Map of Women’s Roles in Newport Churches, 1690‐ 1810.”
Tracy Jonsson, Roger Williams University. Project: “Enshrined Ideals: Rhode Island’s Charter in Theory & Practice from Birth to Statehood.”
Nicole Nietzel, University of Virginia. Project: “Wanton‐Lyman‐Hazard House Inventory Guide.”
Rebecca Soules, Brown University. Project: “Digital Solutions to Mapping an Eighteenth‐Century: Newport Common Burying Ground, 1665‐2012.”
2013 Buchanan/Burnham Interns
Renee Erb, History, University of Portland . Projects: Finding Aid to the NHS Music Collection; “Found” write ups for: 17th Century Music Manuscript, 18th Century Singers Assistant, 18th Century Table Top Piano, & 19th Century Presentation Firemenʹs Trumpet; Spectacle of Toleration concert program planning.
Katie Garland, Public History, UMass Amherst. Project: Series of thirteen essays for the Spectacle of Toleration Project, SpectacleofToleration.com.
Lauren Mojkowski, Public History, University of South Carolina. Project: “Hurricanes in Newport,” virtual exhibit, NewportHistoryApp.com.
Jenna Teachout, MA student in History at the University of Rhode Island. Project: “Newport’s Consumer Revolution,” virtual exhibit, NewportHistoryApp.com.
Additional Interns & Volunteers Oliver Beavers, Research LCDR Christopher S. Edwards, Tours Kassie Ettefagh, Archives
Cory Pacheco, Archives Bridget Sullivan, Collections Marky Thompson, Museum Retail
Melissa Andrade, Spectacle of Toleration Gordon Willard, Tours
Newport Antiques Show Volunteers 2012 Jay and Joanne Adler Maria Carroll Chuck Flippo Lynn Hughes Lewis Keen
Deborah Kelsey Adam Keefe Christina Parise Ann Sheeley Liz Spoden
Ken & Jo Yellis
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT continued
Lectures, Programs, Special Tours
Celebration of the Colony House Restoration, Open House, Colony House, July 4. Rum & Revolution Walking Tour, July 4. Newport Antiques Show Preview Gala, St. George’s, July 26. Newport Antiques Show, St George’s School, July 27 – 29. “Restoration, Preservation and History in Design” presentation at the Newport Antiques Show, July 27. “New Bedford Artists & their Welcoming Harbor,” New Bedford Whaling Museum Newport Antique’s Show Loan Exhibit and gallery talk by Stuart Frank.
Images of America: Middletown book debut & lecture by Christine Haverington of the Middletown Historical Society, Colony House, August 9. French in Newport walking tour, August 11. Rum & Revolution walking tour, August 31. Newport Historical Society Annual Meeting, Colony House, September 20. “Private Lives, Public Spaces: Rhode Island’s Colonial Consumers,” Annual Meeting guest speaker Marian Desrosiers, Colony House, September 20.
Explore Historic Newport App launch party, Colony House, September 21. Chamber of Commerce After‐Hours event, Colony House, September 27.
The Newport Historical Society on PBS, Premiere of The History Detective Valley Forge Map Episode, Jane Pickens Theater, October 9.
Rhode Island’s Civil War Hospital, lecture and book signing by Frank Grzyb, Colony House, October 11. Engage Newport City Event – Newport City Community Event, Great Friends Meeting House, October 11.
Spectacle of Toleration Planning Conference, Keynote Address by James Carroll, Salve Regina University, October 18 – 20.
Kay/Catherineʹs Patronesses: a Walking Tour of Women and Newport Architecture, Dr. Catherine Zipf, October 27.
Marlborough: Soldier and Diplomat, lecture and book signing by Dr. John Hattendorf, Colony House, November 1.
Point Neighborhood Walking Tour, Lisa Dady, November 3. “Rhode Islandʹs Black Seafaring Men” lecture by LaShonda Barnett, Colony House, November 15. Wanton‐Lyman‐Hazard House: Winter in 1795, site tour, December 1. Concert by the Ministers of Apollo, Annual Holiday Open House, Colony House, December 1. Wanton‐Lyman‐Hazard House: Winter in 1795 tour, site tour, December 8.
“Rhode Island Broadsides – A Collector’s Perspective,” lecture by Russell DeSimone, in collaboration with the Redwood Library, Colony House, January 3.
Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour, January 21.
“History Undressed: What Women Wore in the 18th Century,” Renee Walker Tuttle & Elizabeth Sulock, Colony House, February 21.
“Piracy & Piety in Early 18th Century Newport,” lecture by Cherry Bamberg & Michael Dwyer, Colony House, March 21.
Discover Colonial Newport History Stroll with a costumed interpreter, March 23. Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour, March 29. Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, March 31. Library Workshop: Introduction to Resources at the Newport Historical Society, April 8.
“Rupture in the Temple: The Rise & Fall of Freemasonry in Colonial RI, 1749‐72,” lecture by Samuel Biagetti, Colony House, April 8.
Discover Colonial Newport History Stroll with a costumed interpreter, April 15.
Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour, April 19.
Merrillton: A Historic Newport Landscape, Tim Brown and the Newport Tree Society, April 20.
“From Rainforest to Parlor: Mahogany Trade in Colonial Rhode Island,” lecture by Jennifer Anderson, with the Newport Restoration Foundation and the Newport Tree Society, Colony House, April 24.
“Tolerably Dull Sojournment,” lecture by Matthew Keagle, Colony House, May 9. Point Neighborhood Walking Tour, Lisa Dady, May 18. Sounds of Diversity, a Spectacle of Toleration Music Event, Colony House, May 26. Library Workshop: Introduction to Resources at the Newport Historical Society, June 3, Newport Historical Society. Women in Colonial Newport Walking Tour, June 15.
“How Christian an Understanding,” a Spectacle of Toleration Panel Discussion led by John Barry, Daniel Cowdin, John Fea, Michael Feldberg, Great Friends Meeting House, June 21.
ACCESS / ACCESSIONS In addition to our online catalog, which presents over 6,065 objects, photographs and manuscript collections, the Historical Society now has 12 finding aids on RIAMCO, the Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online. This allows for greater accessibility for the scholarly community through industry‐standard finding aids on a state‐wide repository.
We are a founding institution of Newportal, a collaborative project designed to provide online access to Newportʹs archival collections, which received a $10,000 planning grant from the Rhode Island Foundation.
In the past year, NHS staff have researched and reassigned accession numbers to almost 350 items: primarily objects but also photographs and manuscripts. In the process of updating and refining organization and access to collections, over 200 ʺfound in collectionʺ items were cataloged that were previously unrecorded.
With the expansion of access and information about NHS collections has come increased interest from across the country. Newport Historical Society items have appeared in at least five extra‐institutional exhibits this year, including Capturing the Cup: Yacht Racing During the Gilded Age at the Flagler Museum in Palm Springs, Florida and A Lively Experiment: Rhode Islandʹs Colonial Charter at the Rhode Island Statehouse.
Online Access to Collections
Online Collections Catalog http://j.mp/nhscatalog Not all collection items are available online yet: as data is verified and updated in the NHS database, more items will be included. There are approximately 3,500 objects, 2,500 photographs, and 65 manuscript collections currently online. Primarily for scholars, researchers, and enthusiastic members of the public.
Archives and Manuscripts Collection Inventory http://j.mp/archivesinventory This resource represents the first step in an on‐going process to provide scholar and researcher access while more formal processing is underway. This spreadsheet contains many unprocessed or unarranged collections, and may contain incomplete information or even inaccuracies; but it is the first time in NHS history that a comprehensive manuscript resource has been made available to the public. It has full‐text searching capability. For serious scholars and researchers.
Rhode Island Archives and Manuscripts Collection Online http://j.mp/nhsriamco RIAMCO is a state‐wide repository for archival finding aids. As collections are formally processed and finding aids are developed, they will be posted on RIAMCO. For serious scholars and researchers.
Explore Historic Newport http://newporthistoryapp.com This web based app is accessible with any internet‐capable device, including desktop computers. It synthesizes educational content, such as walking tours and other scholarship, with collections items such as historical photographs. The appʹs GPS enabled interactive map pinpoints nearby historic sites. For everyone!
The Common Burying Ground Mapping Project http://j.mp/buryinggroundmap The online map marks and identifies gravestones within the burying ground. Thus far, approximately 700 of the 7,900 gravestones have been added. Primarily intended to map religious affiliation within the burying ground, icons on the map are color‐coded according to the deceased’s religious affiliation. Primarily for researchers and scholars, but could also be enjoyed by the enthusiastic cemetery visitor.
FISCAL YEAR 2012‐2013 ACCESSIONS Accession # Description Postcards of various Newport sites, circa 1910. 2012.24
Donor Roehrich, Danielle
Broadside advertising a minstrel show at the Opera House in Newport, circa 1900.
George Denniston stoneware jug, circa 1850.
Front newspaper pages, The Newport Union and the New Bedford and Fall River Union, Saturday, October 12, 1901.
Souvenir pitcher featuring Forty Steps and Channing Memorial Church, circa 1935.
Record center boxes of processed records related to the Swinburne School as well as many other artifacts from the School.
Redwood Library & Athenaeum
Record center boxes of unprocessed records, including photographs, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes and monthly reports from the Swinburne School.
Redwood Library & Athenaeum
Testimony of Thomas Richardson, Rhode Islandʹs General Treasurer to Martin Howard, Justice of the Peace, about his involvement in forfeited lands by Joseph Munro of Swansea, 1756.
Marriage certificate of Asa Sherman and Elizabeth Mitchell, signed by witnesses at the Great Friends Meeting House, dated 1805.
Balmer, Rick D.
Architectural documents from the King family, including an plans/drawings for an addition to a house stamped by Dudley Newton. Also included are specifications packet from McKim, Mead and White Architects for LeRoy King’s Newport home, 1881‐1895.
Photographs and correspondence from the Wheeler Paul family of Newport, 1874‐1898.
Hollins, Elizabeth K.
Large doll measuring about 34.5ʺ named Mehetabel Howland Hammett (nicknamed ʺHettyʺ) made by Sarah Matilda Howland Hammett, 1884.
Photograph, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, circa 1949.
Naval photographs as well as some business documents from family business, M.J. Smith Photography, 1900‐1930.
Photographs with negatives of Vacluse, taken by John Howe Hall, 1934.
Oversized Frank Child photographs of sailing vessels, 1897‐ 1902.
Postcard, Wharf‐showing Constellation and USS Boxer,circa 1918.
Orange County Regional History Center
Postcards of Lippit Castle, circa 1907.
Marrin, Marian A. Bruen, Dr.
Two wallpaper fragments, from the Rhoads‐Pease‐King House at 32 Clarke Street, circa 1700.
Photographs of the Auchincloss family, circa 1865.
Photograph of Newport Rescue No. 1 ambulance, outside Cardines Field, 1967.
Photograph of National Division of North America Sons of Temperence, Newport, RI, July 19‐23, no year. Possibly taken at the First Baptist Church.
Silver spoon with marking consistent with Thomas Arnold (1734‐1828).
ʺGeorge Washington and Rhode Island,ʺ 40pp, Hayley & Sykes Company, 1932.
Leipsic, John S.
Two pipe bowls, 1845‐1875.
Navy Day medal. This medal commemorates a 2 day event hosted by Theodore Roosevelt held on Eastonʹs Beach, 1913.
Tarapow, Marcelo C., CDR
Pair of andirons from the Thomas Robinson House, 64 Washington Street, 1760‐1820.
Photograph, Rogers High School, Class of 1950.
Portrait of Rose Pastor Phelps Stokes, oil on canvas mounted on board, circa 1915.
A desk once belonging to Rhode Island Senator Francis Malbone Blodget, Francis Malbone, Jr. (1759‐1809).
Postcards of various Newport locations, circa 1915.
Materials relating to Vernon Court Junior College, including school newsletters, programs and pennants, 1964‐1966.
Business ledger of Otto Ruecker ledger, a clockmaker, 1892‐ 1937.
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Various family papers and documents of the Coggeshall and Chase families, 1771‐1985.
Dorothy Copeland Chase Farm
An invoice for the sale of wood shipped aboard the Newport packet ship, ʺRichard,ʺ consigned by Samuel and William Vernon, 1751.
Collection of family photographs, 1926‐1941.
Twenty‐seven color postcards depicting Newport houses, beaches, streetscapes, scenic points of interest; Naval War College.
Fairbanks, Lois Ann
Photographs of Villa Rosa, 1900‐1960.
Topham/Stacy family photographs and marriage certificate, 1850‐1970.
Funeral home record books from Dunphy/Leary Funeral Home located at 295 Broadway in Newport, 1899‐1958.
Mumford School 8th grade class photograph, 1932; Coggeshall School, 6th grade class, 1930; Coggeshall School play cast and crew photograph, 1930.
Fagan, Leone B.
A Sampling of Image Orders from the NHS Collection: 2012‐2013 Many additional requests for scholarly research and papers, personal and genealogical research, local architectural research have been processed.
An American Experience: The Newport Jewish Community and Touro Synagogue by Melvin I. Urofsky, George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom – Images of Mary Dyer painting by Howard Pyle, map of Newport by John Mumford, and engraving of the Colony House. At the Point of the Cutlass by Gregory Flemming – Image of Newport Harbor lithograph by John Perry Newell. Belcourt, Alex and Ani – images of documents for house and property research. Carrying the Torch: Maud Howe Elliot and the American Rennaisance by Nancy Grinnell – Image of Maud and John Elliot from a personal photo album. Council for Secular Humanism and Center for Inquiry, Buffalo – painting of Mary Dyer by Howard Pyle for public presentation and video. Elliot Museum, Florida – Images of early American aviator Hugh Willoughby for museum exhibit.
Flagler Museum, Florida – Images of various yachts for an exhibit entitled “Capturing the Cup: Yacht Racing During the Gilded Age.” Fort Sinquefield, Alabama – Drawing of a woman hanging wash by Michele Felice Cornè (c.1800) for interpretive sign at site. Freedom Trail Foundation, Boston – Image of Mary Dyer painting by Howard Pyle, used in mobile app and educational materials. Historic currency website, www.ricurrency.com – Images of selected banks in Newport, including Newport National Bank, National Bank of Rhode Island, and National Exchange Bank. Jail House Inn – Historic photographs of Newport and Newport Jail House for hotel display. Jews on the Chocolate Trail by Rabbi Deborah Prinz – Image of page from Lopez Memorandum Book. Legendary Locals of Jamestown, Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden, Jamestown Historical Society – Photographs of Dr. John Sweet and an 18th‐century firkin. Legendary Locals of Newport by Annie Sherman – Photographs of notable people and places in Newport.
Lion Television for PBS’ “History Detectivesʺ– Images of Valley Forge Plan and other documents. Masked: The Life of Anna Leonowens by Alfred Habbeger – Image of letter from Mongkut, King of Siam, to David O. King, 1855. Newport Art Museum ‐ Photographs of Jane Stuart for introductory slideshow presentation. Newport Daily News – “Then and Now” Column.
Newport Harbor Guide – Photograph of Ida Lewis for article, “Rescuing Rescue” Newport This Week – “History Bytes” Column. Oliver Hazard Perry in the Temple of Fame by Stephanie Ocko – Image of painting of Oliver Hazard Perry. Preservation Society of Newport County – Images for Historic Newport Urban Plan Project and a public presentation entitled “Paradise Revisited.”. Everything Has a History: Buildings, Raintree Publishers – Image of letter written by Newport Gardner for a children’s book. Rhode Island Black Heritage Society – Photograph of Allen Brothers’ Touro Dining Rooms for “Sing for Your Supper” exhibit, John Brown House, Providence. “The Business of Slavery and Antislavery Sentiment: The Case of Rowland Gibson Hazard” by Christy Clark‐Pujara, Rhode Island History, publication of the Rhode Island Historical Society – Image of Potter Family overmantel painting. Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, New York – Photograph of the Chesebrough House on Mary Street.
“Towards a Global Material Culture: Domestic Interiors in the Atlantic and Other Worlds” by Dr. Michael North, The Eighteenth Century and the Habsburg Monarchy – Image of Potter Family overmantle painting.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Visitor Center, Sachuest Point – Photograph of steeplechase at Sachuest Point. United Congregational Church – Postcard image and painting of Newport Harbor by James Nicholson for restoration research. Wickford Junction Train Station display – Photographs of steamships Eolus and The General. Women of the Ocean State: 25 Rhode Island Women You Should Know, Apprentice Shop Books – Photograph of the James Franklin press.
While the Brick Market Museum remains our primary exhibit facility, we continued to create temporary and satellite exhibits. Newport and the Cup! Vintage America’s Cup photos at Newport’s Visitor’s Center Diversions and Entertainments in 19th Century: Broadsides from the Newport Historical Society’s Collections. Brick Market Museum. Hearth & Home: Keeping Warm in Early Newport. Brick Market Museum The Greatest Trial: Lincoln, Newport, and the Civil War. Brick Market Museum
In collaboration with The Rhode Island Historical Society and the State Archives: The Rhode Island Charter Room, the Statehouse, Providence
This year has also brought about a new program of virtual exhibits on our App, Explore Newport History. The exhibits in our app have allowed us to tell more comprehensive stories surrounding a particular topic. We are no longer confined to the physical limitations of space at our rotating gallery space at the Brick Market. This year, both of our exhibits at the Museum of Newport History had extended content that the public could visit to supplement their experience. The online exhibits remain available even after the physical exhibit is uninstalled, allowing our scholarship to be temporally independent. Additionally, those unable to visit the museum exhibit can enjoy our them without having to be in Newport, allowing us to reach a broader audience.
Extended content for Hearth and Home: Keeping Warm in Early Newport and The Greatest Trial: Lincoln, Newport and the Civil War can still be viewed in the app.
As a result of the success of supplementing Museum exhibits in the App, this summer we created a number of born‐ digital exhibits. These new exhibits do not support or supplement another physical exhibit, but are exhibits in their own right. This platform allows interns to complete extensive and thoughtful research using NHS collections, without the hindrance of physical limitations and other exhibition logistics.
The Common Burying Ground Mapping Project Hurricanes in Newport Consumer Revolution in Newport
LIBRARY *Denotes NHS Collections and Staff research.
2012‐13‐1 “A Caviar and Champagne Diplomat: The Memoirs of R. Campbell “Zup” James” ed. By Eugene Pool and Oliver Janney 2012. Gift of Henry H. Anderson.
2012‐14‐1 Rhode Island’s Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove 1862‐1865 by Frank L. Grzyb (North Carolina: McFarland & Co. 2012) *NHS research and graphics, guest speaker. Gift of the author.
2012‐15‐1 A Journal of Travel: England, France, Belgium and Germany June 14‐Septemmber 4, 1862 by Rose Diamond Phinney. Forward by George G. Herrick (Newport, RI 2012). Gift of George Herrick.
2012‐16‐1 New Israel/ New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America by Michael Hoberman (Univ. of Massachusetts 2011) *NHS research. Gift of the publisher.
2012‐17‐1 To Bigotry No Sanction: George Washington and Religious Freedom by the National Museum of Jewish History, Philadelphia. Exhibit catalog 29 June‐30 September 2012. Gift of the Museum.
2012‐18‐1 A Perfect Triangle: Aaron Lopez and the Colonial Mercantile System in Pre‐Revolutionary Newport, Rhode Island by James M. Cook (Academic Thesis, Bates College 2012). *NHS research. Gift of the author.
2013‐1‐1 Register of the Joseph H. Welling Papers. Naval Historical Collections #12 (Revised 2012). Gift of the Naval War College.
2013‐2‐1 Register of the Thomas R. Weschler Papers. Naval Historical Collections # 44 (2012). Gift of the Naval War College.
2013‐3‐1 Frank “Fiddler” Corridon: A Baseball History of Frank Corridon by Cindy Alger (Shutterfly Album 2011), including CD. Gift of Evelyn Corridon Rohlin. [Corridon was a Newport native and played for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was credited with inventing the “Spit Ball.”
2013‐4‐1 “Private Lives and Public Spaces: John Banister and Colonial Consumers” by Marian Mathison Derosiers. Report on the John Banister Account Book 1746‐1749 from NHS Collections. RICH Grant and NHS Lecture 2012.
2013‐5‐1 One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit by Michelle Marchetti Coughlin (Boston: University of Massachusetts Press 2012). Gift of the author. *NHS Ellery family collections. Scheduled guest speaker.
2013‐6‐1 Ancestry of Tenth Generation Browns with Allied Maternal Lines by Christine Lamar (Providence 1998). Gift of Capt. Nicholas Brown.
2013‐7‐1 George Washington at Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry by Mary Sudman Donovan (NY: Universe Inc.) Gift of Marie Robinson.
2013‐8‐1 Those Lawtons 1165‐1998 by Herbert A. Lawton, Sr. (Portsmouth, RI: Hamilton Printing Co.) Gift of John W. Haggis.
2013‐9‐1 For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States from 1607‐2012 by Allen R. Millett et al. 3rd ed. (NY: Free Press 2012). Gift of the publisher.
2013‐10‐1 Some Descendants of Roger Billings of Dorchester, Massachusetts by Helen S. Ullman, CG, FASG (Boston: Newbury Street Press NEHGS 2012). Gift of the author. *NHS references. 2013‐11‐3 Gift of the Dorothy C. Chase Estate, Portsmouth:Colonel Coggeshall: The Man Who Saved Lincoln by Freda Postle Koch (Columbus, OH: PoKo Press 198).
Hurricane Pictures of Greater Fall River, September 1938 by the Fall River Herald News.
Assorted historical and genealogical notes on Coggeshall, Chase and allied families of the Chase Farm, Portsmouth, RI.
2013‐12‐2 Gift of Richard Rundgren, Boston, MA: Ogden Codman and the Decoration of Houses by Pauline C. Metcalf (Boston: The Boston Athenaeum 1988).
John and Elizabeth (Buck) Auchincloss: Their Descendants and Their Ancestry by Joanna Russell Auchincloss and Caroline Auchincloss Fowler (1957). Duplicate copy.
2013‐13‐2 Gift of Thomas P. Dungan: “A Quest for Origins: The Search for the Parentage of William Dungan, Perfumer of St. Martin‐in‐the‐Fields.” (10th imprint, 2011)
“Lewis Latham of Elstow, Bedfordshire ca. 1584‐1655. Sergeant Falconer to King Charles I, His Life, Estate and Family” (2nd imprint 2012)
2013‐14‐1 The Horse in the City: Living Machines in the Nineteenth Century by Clay McShane and Joel Tarr (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press 2007) Gift of George Herrick
2013‐15‐1 Oliver Hazard Perry in the Temple of Fame by Stephanie Ocko (Boston: Riverbank Press 2012) Gift of the author. *NHS research and collections. 2013‐16‐1 To Arrive Where We Started: A Pictorial Project by Peter Eudenbach. Exhibit Catalog, Redwood Library and Athenaeum July 15, 2012‐June 30, 2013. Gift of the author, autographed. *NHS collections on loan.
2013‐17‐1 True Tales of Life and Death at Fort Adams by Kathleen Troost‐Cramer (History Press 2013). Gift of the publisher.
2013‐18‐1 Items of Interest Concerning Oliver Hazard Perry in Newport, and Newport in the War of 1812 by the Newport Historical Society 1913. Reprint by Forgotten Books 2012. Gift of the publisher. 2013‐19‐1 Roger Williams and The Creation of the American Soul: Church, State and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry (Viking Press 2012). Gift of the publisher. Guest Speaker, June 2013.
2013‐20‐1 Historic Tales of Colonial Rhode Island: Aquidneck Island and the Founding of the Ocean State by Richard V. Simpson (History Press 2012) Gift of the publisher.
2013‐21‐1 A Study of Chateau Sur Mer by Holly Collins (Report, Preservation Society of Newport County 14 June 2000) Gift of the author. Typescript.
2013‐22‐1 Painted Rooms of Rhode Island, Colonial and Federal by Ann Eckert Brown (The Connecticut Press 2012). Gift of the author. Features Wanton‐Lyman‐Hazard House. *NHS research and graphics.
THE BRICK MARKET: MUSEUM & SHOP
The Brick Market: Museum & Shop is an integrated activity that builds audiences, educates the public and generates revenue for the Newport Historical Society. In the 2012‐2013 fiscal year, gross retail saw a 20% boost with a $40,000 increase over 2011‐2012. This put total revenue for the Brick Market in excess of $250,000 which also included a 10% increase in museum admissions. This growth in revenue is credited to the addition of new, and expansion of existing, departments and product categories in our society store, and to the involved Museum visitor Staffing has also played a vital role in our growth. Cross‐training Museum staff within the Education Department has proven successful in informing visitors to the Brick Market on both our retail and educational offerings, and has permitted the Brick Market to expand its hours of operation.
IN THE MEDIA 2012‐13
During the 2012‐2013 fiscal year, the Newport Historical Society expanded media coverage both regionally and nationally. Most of the coverage was obtained through print publications such as newspapers and magazines. In 2012, the NHS received groundbreaking television coverage thanks to a feature on the popular PBS television show History Detectives, and through a news spot on NBC 10 with Gene Valicenti. Additional media exposure was received through the Newport Antiques Show and partnerships such as Rhody Ramble and a loan item for the exhibit Capturing the Cup: Yacht Racing During the Gilded Age at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. Our Hurricane Sandy photograph project was featured on WPRI news with meteorologist T. J. Del Santo. That feature led us to be Pin of the Day on History Pin, a popular historical photograph mapping site.
This year, the NHS appeared in or was covered by: Associated Press Boston Globe / Boston.com Drumbeat The Sons of the American Revolution newsletter Early American Life Magazine Examiner.com GoLocalProv.com Jamestown Press Insite.ReligiousTravelDirectory.com Leisure Group Travel Magazine NBC 10 NewportBuzz.com Newport Life Magazine
Newport This Week Patch.com PBS History Detectives Preservation Magazine San Francisco Chronicle The Herald News TheHistoryList.com The New York Times The Newport Daily News The Providence Journal The Traveler The Wall Street Journal TravelNerd.com WPRI.com
NEWPORT ANTIQUES SHOW 2012 1stdibs.com American Fine Art Magazine Antiques & Fine Art Magazine Antiques & The Arts Weekly ArtDaily.org Design New England Magazine Du Jour Magazine NewFocusOn.com New England Home Magazine Newport Home Magazine NewportSeen.com Palm Beach Daily News Quest Magazine Rhode Island Public Radio SoCo Magazine Southern New England Living Magazine
NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2012‐2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS Thomas P. I. Goddard President Harrison M. Wright First Vice President Jessica Hagen Second Vice President Dorienne Farzan Secretary Dickson G. Boenning Treasurer James Farrar Beatriz Ford George G. Herrick Victoria Johnson Pamela Kelley Roger H. King Elizabeth Leatherman Matthew H. Leys Doug Newhouse Nancy Parker Wilson Honorary Director Anne F. Hamilton Presidents Emeriti Richard I. Burnham Kenneth H. Lyons Dennis F. McCoy John J. Salesses
Ruth S. Taylor Executive Director
Hugh D. Auchincloss III Sylvia Brown Loraine M. Byrne Administrative & Membership Manager Richard I. Burnham Deborah A. Carmone Richard C. Crisson Bookkeeping Mathew DeLaire Elaine Forman Crane Public Engagement Specialist David B. Ford Bertram Lippincott III Reference Librarian & Genealogist Anne F. Hamilton Charles Morgan Facilities Maintenance Edward W. Kane Stacie Parillo Michael C. Kathrens Registrar / Archivist Ingrid Peters Karen Lloyd Director of Education Philip C. Marshall Jennifer Robinson Collections Assistant Doug Riggs Elizabeth Sulock Public Affairs Associate Gerald W. R. Ward Kathleen Vanderveer Edward L. Widmer Director of Retail Operations
James L. Yarnall, Ph.D. Editor, Newport History BRICK MARKET Part Time Kassie Ettefagh Emily Stenning Renee Walker‐Tuttle
1854 Society Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Burnham Bart Dunbar and Lisa Lewis Mrs. George E. Ford Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lloyd Rdml. and Mrs. Dennis McCoy Dwight and Susan Sipprelle Mr. and Mrs. Paul Steinbrenner
Patron Mrs. Russell Barnett Aitken Harry and Wendy Atterbury Mrs. Barbara Lloyd Baker Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard Merrilyn Bardes Mr. and Mrs. Francis Malbone Blodget, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James J. Coleman, Jr. Elizabeth Prince de Ramel Mrs. John R. Donnell Mr. and Mrs. William P. Egan Patricia Hamilton Fernandez Mr. Ronald Lee Fleming David B. Ford Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gewirz Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Glascock Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Grace Mr. and Mrs. James B. Gubelmann Mr. and Mrs. N. Peter Hamilton Mrs. Victoria Johnson Edward W. Kane and Martha J. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Kass Pamela and Brendan Kelley Kevin and Debbie Kelley Belinda Kielland Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Kiernan III Mr. and Mrs. Roger H. King, Jr. William and Elizabeth Leatherman Mr. Henry S. Lynn, Jr. Peter E. Madden Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Manice Juliette C. McLennan Brian McNally Charles Miller and Birch Coffey Mr. Douglas L. Newhouse and Dr. Holly M. Bannister Anne Owen Pontez Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Prince Mr. & Mrs. Frank N. Ray Jay and Suzette Schochet Jane M. Timken Mr. and Mrs. John A. van Beuren Mr. and Mrs. Archbold D. van Beuren Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Woodcock
Sponsor Mr. George C. Bitting Mr. and Mrs. Dickson G. Boenning Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Bunting 20
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. I. Goddard Jim and Anne Hogg Tisha Kalberer Mr. Peter King III Steven and Angela Kumble Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leduc Mr. Brian W. OʹReilly list as Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Otorowski Mr. Richard S. Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Brian C. Pelletier John and Linda Purdy Brooke and Barbara Roberts Seventh Day Baptist New England Yearly Meeting Seventh Day Baptist Missionary Society Seventh Day Baptist Historical Society Mr. and Mrs. William L. Wallace Brenda and Jay Wilson
History Guild Paul Brueggemann Katherine Dimancescu Ralph Gizzi Margaret Tanner Glover Mr. David P. Leys Stephen C. Maxson Mrs. Cortlandt Parker Mr. John M. Peixinho Brenda L. Sullivan Judith Webb
Household/Family Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Beerkircher Mrs. Anne Wister G. Boenning Rev. and Mrs. Hébert W. Bolles Mr. and Mrs. Steven Boshi David and Caroline Brodsky Karen and Kevin Caddell Trudy Coxe and Jim Gaffney Jack and Donna Flynn Kathleen Gallichio Robert and Laura Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Sidney S. Gorham III Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Green Ms. Jessica Hagen Dorrance Hamilton Prof. and Mrs. John B. Hattendorf Dr. Judith G. Holcomb Robert and Lynn Hughs Meghan Johnston Martha and Edward Keagle Philip C. Marshall Pat Mathinos Pauline C. Metcalf Antoinetta Moore Mr. and Mrs. William J. Museler Ms. Clara A. Perlingiero Laura Rose and Bill Hall
Joseph and Maureen Roxe Peter and Sharon Siegl Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Sinclair Mr. John Lyman Slocum Marcia and David B. Tanner Rev. Dr. Jane A. and Mr. John Tomaine Mr. Christopher Townsend George and Phyllis Walker
Islander Household Capt. and Mrs. Richard G. Alexander Dominique Alfandre and Thomas Palmer Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bagwill Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Beaver Mr and Mrs. Ronald Becker Mr. Nicholas Benson Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. Bierwirth Nancy Blackwell Kevin and Theresa Block Paul and Maxine Bornstein Mr. and Mrs. John Broughan James Burress William and Mary Caine John and Patricia Caswell James Caswell Mr. and Mrs. John D. Caulfield Martha and James Chadwick Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miles Chandler Martha Clark Mr. Neill F. Coffey Mr. and Mrs. Lyn Comfort Capt. and Mrs. Lee Crane Mr. Brian Cunha Mr. and Mrs. Peter Damon Paul and Valerie Debrule Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dowski Mr. and Mrs. William A. Durgin Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. DuVall Dan and Kerry Dwyer Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Edenbach Harry and Donna Elkin Thomas Emmett and Amy Garrison Stephen and Bonnie Erickson Maia and Donald Farish Mr. and Mrs. Mohamad Farzan Mr. and Mrs. Tylor Field II Katherine Field & Associates Bruce and Kathy Foulke John and Elizabeth Gilpatric Lynne Glickman and Mark Kanter John and Sandra Good L. Neill and Leslie J. Gray Rev. and Mrs. Everett H. Greene Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grosvenor Mr and Mrs. Frank Stewart Hale II Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Harrington The Hazel‐McEntee Family Robert and Angela Healey
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Henlyshyn David Howe Keith and Maris Humphreys Kim and Larry Ingeneri Capt. and Mrs. Charles W. Jauss Mrs. Mary M. Jennings Leonard Katzman and Jhodi Redlich Lewis and Trudy Keen Brian F. and Laurie J. Kelly Mrs. James D. Klau Mr. and Mrs. Reynold T. Larsen Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H. Leys Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Lippincott, Jr. Beverly Little Aimee Lunn and Matthew Medeiros Mr. and Mrs. Ed Madden Mr. and Mrs. Curtis W. Magee Mr. and Mrs. John H. Manice Stephen and Lynn Marino Dr. and Mrs. Charles F. McCaffrey Herbert Meister Robert and Kathleen Morton Michael and Beverly Muessel Leonard and Christine Murphy Dr. and Mrs. Michael Murphy Mr. Finbarr Murray Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Nemtzow Anthony and Olivia Nuzzo Mr. Ronald J. Onorato Dr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Peirce Mr. Christopher T. H. Pell Mr. Raymond S. Perry Mr. Ralph Plumb ‐ Brick Alley Pub Mrs. Virginia P. Purviance Mr. and Mrs. David L. Reed Capt. Peter A. Rice, USN (Ret.) Douglas and Mary Riggs Denise Roberts and David Barnes Mr. and Mrs. John Rok Mrs. Pamela Rooney Mr. and Mrs. Pieter Roos Bayard and Pamela Russell Kim Salerno, Steven and Deirdre Irvine Drs. Kurt and Mary Murphy Schlicting Mr. and Mrs. J. Ian Scott Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Sheffield Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Sheffield Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shepherd Mr. and Mrs. Albert K. Sherman, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Sherman III Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Skaggs Timothy and Linda Somes Carolyn and William Stone Richard Svelta and Joseph Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Taber Pieter and Nina Taselaar Amb. Paul and Dr. Dorcas Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Stuyvesant Vanderveer Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Walker
Ms. Pat Watrous Rabbi and Mrs. Loel Weiss Bruce Westgate Diane B. Wilsey Nancy Parker Wilson David and Ellen Wixted David and Paula Wood Mr. and Mrs. Donato Ziurella Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Zvanovec
Individual Candy Alves Preston Anderson Ms. Florence G. Archambault Ms. Ann E. Arnold James Auchincloss Nancy Austin Mrs. Jean L. Babcock Cherry Fletcher Bamberg Tricia Baylor Esteban Beetar‐Mestre Robbie M. Benjamin Stephen Biga Lenys Biga Patricia Blakeley Mr. David E. Boenning Joan Boghossian Melanie Sharp Bolster Ms. Pamela C. Bradford Mr. John F. Brady Edward Brassard Mrs. Nancy Preston Bredbeck James E. Brooks Mr. Timothy J. Brown Mr. Gilbert Brownell Mary Brunell Mrs. Ruth Buchanan Marilyn Bunnewith Mrs. George Jacobs Mr. James Buttrick Elena B. Cabot Barbara Hayes Carpenter Dr. Mark L. Carr Dr. Anthony T. Carrellas Karin Cassell Patricia A. Cassidy Mrs. William J. Catlett, Jr. Norman Champagne Ms. Letty R. Champion Ms. Evelyn M. Cherpak Michael Christensen Clambake Club of Newport Mrs. Joan Clemens Ms. Paulette Cleveland James Cole Ms. Mary C. Connolly Edward A. Connolly Kay Cooke Mrs. Nancy Corkery
Mr. Michael R. Cottrell Elaine F. Crane Mr. Richard C. Crisson Michael J. Cullen Dr. Colette L. Cunningham Mrs. Marilyn D. Curtis William R. Curtis Ms. Sue Hensley Cushing Betty Czech Ms. Susan F. Daly Paul Davis Gayle Davis Claire DeBlois‐Murtaugh Jane A. Desforges Russell DeSimone Mark DeVine Susan Dias Mrs. Lois D. Dickison Ms. Mary Jo Dieckhaus Mr. William L. Douglas, Jr. Mrs. Alexandra Driscoll Patricia A. Drislane Mrs. Michelle Drum Thomas Dungan Jane H. Dwyer Mrs. Charles Edenbach Jonathan Edwards Naemi Engler Rosemary Enright Karen Estes Marian Estes Mr. Harry J. Eudenbach Mr. Michael Evangelisi Mr. Jonathan K. Farnum Brenda M. Finn Chuck Flippo Michael Franco Ms. Joan C. Frank Thomas F. Freeman Ms. Jae French Mr. Peter Garcia Charles Gardner Mr. Terrence Gavan Bari George Mr. Francis X. Girr Mrs. Frieda Weaver Gockel Judith Goranson Benjamin Grande Ms. Nancy Whipple Grinnell Mrs. Lloyd P. Griscom, Jr. Mr. Frank L. Grzyb Mr. Willard T. Hall Charles A. Hambley, Jr. Mrs. Linda Shea Hammer Mr. Paul H. Harpin Mr. Vernon A. Harvey Joanne Harvey Jane K. Hence 21
Mrs. Bushnell Pearce Henry Mr. Eric Hertfelder Kathy Hitt Mrs. Elizabeth C. Houlihan Joanne Hovey Mrs. Richard F. Hunnewell Susan Iglehart Ms. Martha FitzGerald Jensen Mr. Daniel W. Jones, Jr. Kathleen Jones Mr. Peter Colt Josephs Jill H. Kassis Mr. Michael C. Kathrens Mr. John G. Kavanagh Ms. Winifred P. Kelley Thomas Kennedy Mrs. Linda Kiederer Susan Kieronski Mr. David Kilroy Mr. Patrick G. Kirby Mary Klee Mr. Albert T. Klyberg Mrs. Dennis Kukulski Cot LaFond Mrs. Waltrude A. Lampé Jan Elizabeth Landwehr John Langley James Lanzillo Ms. Christine Laudon Mrs. Dorothy G. Lawton Albert Lees Tim Lehnert John Leipsic Barbara Levantrosser Mr. William H. Leys Andrew Lindh Sarah Littlefield Mr. Richard C. Loebs, Jr. Katherine Long G. Kirk Looper Richard J. Lundgren Jack MacDonald Mrs. Susan Maden Donald Magee Douglas Manoni Mr. James D. Marinan Mrs. Vernon H. Mark Mr. Thomas P. Mazza Dr. Julie C. McAlpine Mr. William J. McAtee Christian McBurney Mrs. John H. McCain Bruce D. McLean Arthur Mead Mr. Rufus W. Meadows Gloria Merchant Mr. Paul F. Miller Ms. Jane S. Miner Kirtley S. Mitchell 22
Mr. Charles J. Moore Mr. Edward T. Morris William E. Mullins Mrs. Barbara Bye Murdock Mr. Patrick F. Murphy Michele G. Musselman Ms. Marya C. Myers Mrs. Geraldine Nagle Charles P. Neimeyer Karl W. Nelson John W. Nelson III Carol Nelson‐Lee Sanford Neuschatz Ms. Nancy Newbury Newmans LTD Ms. Natalie N. Nicholson Fay Norred Ms. Leslie North Mr. Daniel J. Oakley Mr. Roderick B. OʹHanley Susan Oliver Meaghan OʹNeill Patricia OʹSullivan Jay Jarvis Page Patrice Palermo Mr. Leonard J. Panaggio Mr. Michael A. Pare Steven A. Perry Carolyn Petrocelli Mrs. Alberta T. Picozzi Peter Piness Capt. Donald Pizinger Judith Porter Ms. Lorraine F. Pregenzer Mr. John F. Quinn Alicia Quirk Mrs. Mary H. Reynolds Mr. Joseph F. Richards Mr. Donald C. Richards Ms. Penelope B. Roberts Mrs. Marie A. Robinson Ms. Michelle Roche Denise Rollins Ms. Kathleen K. Russell Nancy Ryan Mr. Harold Sands Mr. Turner C. Scott, Esquire Mrs. Donna Shafer Kathleen Shannon Ms. Jan C. Shapin Mr. Arthur Shattuck Mrs. Albert K. Sherman Mr. James M. Silvia Scott Skuncik Robin Skuncik Jones Mrs. Susan Small Mrs. Mary Beth Smith Mr. Gregory A. Smith Mary Alice Smith
Mr. William F. Spencer Dino Spentzos Mr. Jeffrey L. Staats, AIA, AICP Mrs. Patricia A. Steel Mr. Nicholas M. Stephens Mr. James A. Stratford Linda Straube Lisa Stuart Mr. Roger J. Sullivan John F. Sullivan Karen Taylor Mrs. Anna Templeton‐Cotill Janet Thorngate Mr. John C. Thresher Carl Tiska Robert Townsend Trump Frederic B. Underwood Kathleen G. Upchurch Kari Van Buren Cheryl Vislay Anne Wagner Jane MacLeod Walsh Alexander G. Walsh Mrs. Elinor B. Warburg Dr. Eileen Warburton Gerald Ward Mr. Robert S. Weibust Robert Weiner Capt. Charles F. Weishar CDR Ralph Weiss Mr. James Wermuth Mr. Charles W. Wharton III Ms. Catherine White Almeida CDR Walter J. Whitley Mrs. Helen S. Wilkey Mr. J. Gordon Willard Mr. Sydney O. Williams Phillip Wilson Mrs. Susan Woythaler Dr. Elizabeth G. Wylie Mr. James L. Yarnall Mrs. Robert Yeaton Dr. Catherine Zipf
Scholar April Bellafiore Samuel Biagetti Mrs. Joan Caffrey Elizabeth Cazden Adam Choice Christina Connett David de Muzio Dr. Marian Mathison Desrosiers Caroline Frank Richard E. Garland Daphne Geanacopuolos Mr. Charles S. Gifford Christine Haverington Frankie Hutton
William Leeman Sarah J. McDonough John Parrillo Dr. Verna B. Robinson Mr. William S. Rogers Mr. Richard C. Rohrs Holly Snyder Laurie Tvedt Kenneth M. Walsh Chuck Watkins Linda Welters Michael J. White Mr. Richard Guy Wilson Dr. Fred Zilian
Lifetime Mr. and Mrs. Larry Allen Mr. Henry H. Anderson, Jr. Mrs. Maryalice E. Barker Ms. Mary K. Baumgartner Dr. Joseph Blumen Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Bohan Dr. and Mrs. Howard S. Browne Mrs. Helen D. Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Robert Butler Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Caine, Jr. Mr. James F. Carlin, Jr. Mrs. Ralph E. Carpenter Mr. Dayton T. Carr Mr. David W. Chase Mrs. William Cooper Mr. Jack Cory Mr. Frederick A. Cushing Mr. William J. Donovan, Jr. Mr. Edward P. Evans Angela B. Fischer Mrs. John W. Fiske Ms. Faith Underhill Fogle Mr. Richard E. Ford Mr. Henry Foster Mr. Robert G. Goelet Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hall Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. S. Matthews V. Hamilton, Jr. Marion O. Harris Mr. Alexander B. Hawes Mrs. Diana Hepting Mr. and Mrs. George G. Herrick Dr. Joanne and Mr. C. Gus Hologgitas Mrs. Stanley B. Jaffe Mrs. Donald Wiles James, Jr. Peter Jefferys Mr. William V. Keary Mr. Eugene LaParle, Jr. Mr. John G. Laramee Ms. Marie Lederer Mr. James W. Lees
Mrs. Elizabeth Long Capt. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Lyons Ms. Laura Manchester Smith Mrs. Hayward F. Manice William T. McCue, Jr. Ms. Elizabeth E. Meyer Mr. and Craig J. Millard Mrs. Helen I. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Milot Gloria Nagy and Richard Saul Wurman Eugene OʹReilly Mrs. Ruth Orthwein Mrs. Nuala Pell Mrs. Nancy W. Pendleton Ms. Jill M. Radel Ms. Margaret Rhodes Mrs. Gregg Ring Mrs. John Newbold Robinson Mr. Richard Robinson Mr. Nicholas B. Scheetz Mr. Harry A. Schult Mrs. Paul Scura Mr. James V. Serzan Mr. Alfred R. Simson Mrs. Stephen W. Spencer Mr. Lewis T. Steadman Mrs. Luise Strauss Ms. Sally Alice Unkles Ms. Mary Jo Valdes Mr. Paul Valente Mr. and Mrs. William M. Vareika Capt. and Mrs. G. L. Voegeli Mrs. James W. Winston Ms. Stacey E. Wolf Mr. and Mrs. Harrison M. Wright Mrs. James Wright Mr. and Mrs. Ellicott Wright Mr. G. Richard Young Library / Museum Allen County Public Library American Antiquarian Society Boston Public Library Brown University, Rockefeller Library Cincinnati Public Library Community College of RI, Newport Library Cornell University Library Dallas Public Library DAR Library EP Ipswich Editorial Department Library of Boston Athenaeum Middletown Public Library Museum of Newport Irish History Naval War College Library Newport Public Library Phillips Memorial Library, Prov. College
Portsmouth Free Public Library Redwood Library and Athenaeum Roger Williams University Library Salve Regina University Library Winterthur Museum and Library Wisconsin Historical Society Periodicals Business Members Alexandra Allardt, ArtCare Resources BankNewport Bardorf & Bardorf Empire Tea & Coffee Bowenʹs Wharf Company, Inc. Christieʹs Coastline Trust Company Corcoran, Peckham, Hayes & Galvin, P.C. American Art & Antiques Lila Delman Real Estate of Newport Dwyer Insurance Agency Farrar & Associates, Inc. Vantage in Philanthropy Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design Pearls Boutique Hotels NewportFed Northeast Collaborative Architects Koziara, OʹReilly & Skuncik, Ltd. Washington Trust Company
Old Quarter Partners Newport Art Museum Newport Restoration Foundation Redwood Library & Athenaeum Tennis Hall of Fame Touro Synagogue
ANNUAL FUND 2012‐13
$5,000+ William and Elizabeth Leatherman Mr. and Mrs. John A. van Beuren
$2,500 to $4,999 Harry and Wendy Atterbury Mr. Hugh D. Auchincloss III Mrs. Barbara Lloyd Baker Mr. and Mrs. S. Matthews V. Hamilton, Jr. Edward W. Kane and Martha J. Wallace Deborah Kelsey Robert and Heidi Manice Gloria Nagy and Richard Saul Wurman Mr. Douglas L. Newhouse and Dr. Holly Bannister Jane M. Timken
$1,000 to $2,499 Dominique Alfandre and Thomas Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Dickson G. Boenning Mrs. Helen D. Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Burnham Ms. Elizabeth Prince de Ramel Mr. James Farrar Dr. and Mrs. Edwin G. Fischer Mrs. George E. Ford Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. I. Goddard Mr. and Mrs. George G. Herrick Pamela and Brendan Kelley Ms. Belinda Kielland Robert and Heidi Manice Rdml. and Mrs. Dennis McCoy Mrs. Juliette C. McLennan Mr. Pieter Roos Mrs. Nuala Pell Mr. and Mrs. Jay R. Schochet Mrs. Luise Strauss Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Woodcock Mr. and Mrs. Harrison M. Wright
$500 to $999 Captain and Mrs. Nicholas Brown Mr. Bartlett S. Dunbar Mr and Mrs. Lyn Comfort Nancy W. Cushing Mr. Mel Davey, American Art & Antiques Vincent and Erica DiBona Steve and Nuala Duffy Mrs. George E. Ford Mr. and Mrs. John T. Good Ms. Jessica Hagen Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton Mrs. Victoria Johnson Lewis and Trudy Keen Mr. Daniel K. Kinder Mr. Roger H. King, Jr. 24
Mr. and Mrs. James Klau Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lloyd Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Lyons Mrs. John P. C. Matthews Capt. Clara A. Perlingiero Denise Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Sullivan Kathleen and Charles Stuyvesant Vanderveer Ms. Diane B. Wilsey Mrs. Nancy Parker Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Ellicott Wright
$100 to $499 Ms. Victoria J. Avery Mr. and Mrs. Harold dʹO. Baker Mrs. Maryalice E. Barker Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Berkowitz III Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. Bierwirth Mrs. Anne Wister G. Boenning John and Winnie Broughan David C. Brown Mrs. Henry W. Brownell Brig. Gen. and Mrs. John C. Burney James Burress Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cahill Ms. Denise Campbell Deborah and Matthew Carmone, King Lock Company, Inc. Mrs. Patricia A. Cassidy Jonna Chewning Mr. and Mrs. Neill F. Coffey Ms. Elaine F. Crane Mr. Richard C. Crisson Mr. Howard G. Cushing Mrs. C. Mathews Dick, Jr. Ms. Katherine Dimancescu Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Dwyer III Mr. and Mrs. Mohamad Farzan Mr. Louis A. Fazzano Mr. Ronald Lee Fleming Wini and Bob Galkin Mr. and Mrs. Sidney S. Gorham III Ms. Jessica Hagen Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Harris Edward and Wendy Harvey Patrick OʹN. Hayes, Jr. and Mary C. Hayes Jim and Anne Hogg Dr. and Mrs. B. Thomas Hutchinson Mrs. Susan L. Iglehart Peter Jefferys Ms. Mary M. Jennings Mr. Daniel W. Jones, Jr. Mr. William S. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kinder Mr. Peter King
Mr. Albert T. Klyberg Mrs. John V. Lanzieri Mrs. Charles M. Leighton Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H. Leys Mr. William H. Leys Mr. Henry C. B. Lindh Edward C. Long III and Evelyn Rhodes Hon. and Mrs. Ronald K. Machtley Michael and Marion Mariner Stephen and Lynn Marino Elizabeth Rollins Mauran The Hazel‐McEntee Family Mr. Herbert Meister Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Milot Mrs. Kirtley S. Mitchell Mrs. Geraldine Nagle Mr. and Mrs. J. Timothy OʹReilly Mr. Richard S. Palmer Mr. Christopher T. H. Pell Peter A. and Pamela J. Pelletier Michael Hunter Phelps Mr. and Mrs. James A. Purviance Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Radel David and Leslie Reed Douglas and Mary Riggs Brooke and Barbara Roberts Eugene and Lynn Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Donald O. Ross Mr. Joseph D. Roxe Maj. Gen. and Mrs. John J. Salesses Mr. Nicholas B. Scheetz Mrs. Albert K. Sherman Peter and Sharon Siegl Mr. James M. Silvia Ms. Marie Spicer Mrs. Anna Templeton‐Cotill Mr. Asheton C. Toland Mr. Christopher Townsend Kay and Kent Van Allen Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Walker Mr. Alexander G. Walsh Dr. Eileen Warburton Capt. Charles F. Weishar VAdm. and Mrs. Thomas R. Weschler Mr. Charles W. Wharton III Mary and Redwood Wright Dr. Catherine W. Zipf and Mr. Mark Courtney
To $99 Mrs. Jean L. Babcock Mr. and Mrs. John Bagwill, Jr. Mrs. Cherry Fletcher Bamberg Mr. Nicholas Benson Carolyn and Andy Bjork Janet and Andy Boyes
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Briggs, Jr. Mr. Ross Sinclair Cann Deborah and Matthew Carmone Mrs. William J. Catlett, Jr. Mrs. Letty R. Champion Ms. Evelyn M. Cherpak Mary Jane Behrends Clark James P. Gaffney and Trudy M. Coxe Mr. Norman Desmarais Mr. William L. Douglas, Jr. Mr. Stanley J. Ehrlich Ms. Caroline Frank Glenn and Kristie Gardiner Mr. Francis X. Girr Mrs. Frieda Weaver Gockel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gorman Rev. and Mrs. Everett H. Greene Ms. Nancy Whipple Grinnell Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grosvenor Mr. Charles Hambly, Jr. Mr. Paul H. Harpin Marion O. Harris Mrs. Donald M. Hazard Robert and Angela Healey Keith and Maris Humphreys Leonard Katzman Edward and Martha Keagle Hank and Bonnie Kniskern Ms. Sarah Knowles Mrs. Dorothy G. Lawton Dorothy and Edwin Madden Mr. Christian M. McBurney Mr. Christian M. McBurney Mr. Arthur C. Mead Mr. and Mrs. John Mendez Mr. Matthew S. Moran Ms. Mena OʹConnor Mr. Ronald J. Onorato Mrs. Patrice OʹBrien Palermo Ms. Lorraine F. Pregenzer David and Leslie Reed Mr. Joseph F. Richards Mr. Nathan Rogers Mr. William S. Rogers Ms. Kay Russell Mr. Arthur Shattuck Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Sheffield Dr. and Mrs. Peter A. Shocket Ms. Ann C. Souder Mr. William H. F. Spencer Dennis E. Stark Mr. Roger J. Sullivan Mr. John C. Thresher Jennifer Tuleja Ms. Mary Jo Valdes Mr. Robert J. Weiner, Jr.
Ms. Linda Welters Mr. Sidney O. Williams Dr. Elizabeth G. Wylie Robert and Kathleen Yeaton Dr. Fred Zilian
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT Buchanan / Burnham Internship Mrs. Helen D. Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Burnham
Challenging the Future Capital Campaign (not including pledges) Mr. and Mrs. Dickson G. Boenning Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Burnham James Farrar, Farrar Associates, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Mohamad Farzan Barr A. Flynn, Newport Community Church Mr. and Mrs. George G. Herrick Mrs. Victoria Johnson Pamela and Brendan Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H. Leys NewPort Architecture LLC Mr. and Mrs. Harrison M. Wright Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust BankNewport Prince Charitable Trusts
Collections (Lost & Found) van Beuren Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Memorial Gifts Sandy and Jim OʹNeill in Memory of Peg OʹNeill Lynda Uperti in Memory of Stella Morrell Gomes
Spectacle of Toleration Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. RI Council for the Humanities
Newport Antiques Show 2012 Founding Sponsor William Varieka Fine Arts
Preview Party Sponsor Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Corporate Sponsors Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Freemanʹs Howard Johnson Hotel Group Lockwood Furniture Restoration NewportFed Woodbury Antiques
Newport Antiques Show 2012 Founders Mrs. Russell B. Aitken Carol and Les Ballard Merrilyn Bardes Mr. and Mrs. James J. Coleman, Jr. Mrs. John R. Donnell Bill and Jacalyn Egan Mr and Mrs Michael Fernandez Mr. Ronald Lee Fleming Mr. David B. Ford and Ms. Pamela L. Fielder Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gewirz Mrs. Robert M. Grace Mr. and Mrs. James B. Gubelmann Mr. and Mrs. S. Matthews V. Hamilton, Jr. Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Kass Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Kiernan III Mr. Henry Sharpe Lynn, Jr. Mr. Peter E. Madden Brian J. McNally Doug Newhouse and Holly Bannister Anne Owen‐Pontez Frederick and Diana Prince Mr. and Mrs Stephen L. Glascock Archie and Helene van Beuren Mr. and Mrs. John A. van Beuren Mr. and Mrs. William Vareika Mr. and Mrs. Alexander von Auersperg Mr. and Mrs. William L. Wallace
Individual Sponsors Brittain Bardes Mr. and Mrs. Richard I Burnham Nancy and Richard Brickley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr. William L. Wallace
Media Sponsors American Fine Art Magazine Design New England Magazine New England Home Magazine Newport Daily News Rhode Island PBS Rhode Island Public Radio SoCo Magazine The Magazine Antiques All lists may be incomplete. 25
Operating and Capital Budgets 2013-2014 Operating
Revenue Contributions & Support Foundation Grants Corporation Income Individual contributions State Grant Earned Income Academic Services Admissions Tour Fees Membership Fees Brick Market Sales Rental income Internet Sales Other Revenue Special events Endowment Distribution Mellon Distribution Other (funds released, etc.) Capital Campaign subsidy Total Revenues
$ 116,000 $ 112,000 $ 20,000 $ 6,500 $ 35,000 $ 860,384
Expenses Salaries and Fringe Marketing/Development/Members Museum Programs Inventory Expenses Building & Grounds Maintenance Accounting/Audit Services Legal/Consulting Services Meals & Entertainment Merchant Service Fees Insurance Equipment Rental/Maintenance Fees, Licenses & Permits Information Technology Office Supplies Postage & Delivery Printing Security Telephone Travel Utilities Payroll Processing Services Other
$ 517,439 $ 24,000 $ 5,000 $ 17,000 $ 115,000 $ 27,500 $ 10,000 $ 2,000 $ 2,000 $ 9,000 $ 22,000 $ 4,100 $ 410 $ 17,500 $ 10,500 $ 5,300 $ 12,000 $ 5,300 $ 5,200 $ 4,000 $ 27,000 $ 1,800 $ 3,630
Total Budgeted Expenses Net Income
$ 847,769 $ 12,616
$ 95,000 $ 12,000 $ 130,000 $ 3,884 $ 9,000 $ 13,000 $ 40,000 $ 31,000 $ 225,000 $ 8,000 $ 4,000
Expenses Campaign Planning and Management Environmental Planning $ 10,000 Architectural Planning (Schematic Design) 20,000 Campaign Assistance $ 25,000 Campaign Expenses 2011-14 Campaign counsel 2012-14 $ 50,000 Marketing collateral $ 20,000 Cultivation events, purchased tickets, etc. 25,000 Subtotal Campaign Expenses 2012-13 $ 150,000 Operating Supplement 2012-14 $ 150,000 Total Campaign Management Expenses $ 300,000 Campaign Goals Resource Center Improvements Museum Store Education Department Endowment Curatorial Department Endowment
$2,750,000 $ 250,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000
Total Campaign Goals
TOTAL CAMPAIGN ALLOWANCE
Income Campaign Expenses/Preparation Income Total: $ 113,600 Hard Campaign Income Total in hand: $ 644,250 $1,177,750 Unfulfilled pledges: Total: $1,935,600 Total to Raise: $3,864,400 (to need) As of 9/13 $ 815,000 (to groundbreaking)
Funds Expended to Date:
ELECTIONS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ANNUAL MEETING 2013 DIRECTORS ELECTED TO THE CLASS OF 2016 New This Year: Richard I. Burnham (returning after a term as President Emeritus) David Brodsky Dwight Sipprelle Reelected: Thomas P. I. Goddard Matthew H. Leys Nancy Parker Wilson Harrison M. Wright SPECIAL MEMBERS ELECTED FOR A ONE YEAR TERM PRESIDENTS EMERITI Dennis McCoy Kenneth H. Lyons HONORARY DIRECTOR Anne F. Hamilton SLATE OF OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING Thomas P. I. Goddard, President Harrison Wright, First Vice President Jessica Hagen, Second Vice President Dickson Boenning, Treasurer Dorienne Farzan, Secretary Rotating off with our gratitude: Roger H. King
Challenging the Future Newport Historical Society Campaign September 2013
Access • Collaboration • Sustainability
Resource Center Development of a modern Resource Center at 82 Touro Street for the study, interpretation and understanding of Newport’s history.
Funded Programs Establishment of funds to support the Curatorial and Education departments which are directly responsible for providing access to Newport’shistory for the public.
Museum Shop Creation of a vibrant presence at the Brick Market including increased square footage for retail opportunities.
Campaign Goals Resource Center Museum Shop Education Department Curatorial Department
$2,750,000 $ 250,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000
Total Campaign Goals
Gifts & Pledges to date
Total to Raise: To Groundbreaking:
$3,500,000 $ 850,000
It All Starts Here: Newport Historical Society