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Newport's History on the Silver Screen

Emily Hughes

Newport's History on the Silver Screen

Newport seems about as far away from Hollywood as you can get, but that's not necessarily true. In fact, Newport has served as the backdrop for multiple Academy Award nominated films throughout history. In 1974, the lovely vistas of Marble House and Rosecliff provided the backdrop for the Academy Award winning film The Great Gatsby. In 2012, viewers of Best Original Screenplay nominee Moonrise Kingdom also enjoyed views of Trinity Church and Castle Hill Light. The Newport Historical Society has its own claim to Oscar fame as well. The multi-nominated and critically acclaimed 1997 hit Amistad used NHS's own Colony House as a set piece during crucial...


February Book Club Reading Questions for "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom"

Emily Hughes

February Book Club Reading Questions for "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom"
Below are some questions and themes to guide your reading! Feel free to answer these questions or come with some of your own - Book club is a community discussion, and we're eager to hear your thoughts and perspectives.