that are presented during the tours of these
Newport mansions as completely unbalanced
Please feel free to contact M`s. Trudy Coxe
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
with your personal & knowledgeable opinions.
The Preservation Society of Newport County is accredited
by the American Association of Museums, a recognition of
excellence within the museum community.
AAM accreditation is a seal of approval that
promotes ethical and professional practices.
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate that these Mansions are so well preserved, as they are indeed things of marvel and beauty in their own right.
But as museums? The problem is that THEY are painting a pretty picture by studiously avoiding any attempt to place these mansions within a historical and societal context. Good history needs to make the attempt to do so, right or wrong; it is meaningless without it.
Suppose, for example, an pre-Civil War ornate southern plantation house was opened for tours as a museum. And suppose that during the course of that tour, visitors were never taken to the slave cabins, and indeed the slaves who labored on that plantation were never even mentioned during the course of the tour.
Such an exhibit would leave the uninformed visitor with an incomplete and incorrect impression of the plantation. Worse, such an omission would most likely be considered as a DELIBERATE attempt to mislead, to incorrectly portray history, and the worst sort of revisionism.
Very much the same thing is happening in Newport.
It's hard to believe...
Another Newport summer is coming to an end, and now
we have the beautiful days of autumn to look forward to.
Bowen's Wharf - Seafood Festival - Newport
Bowen's Wharf - Newport, Rhode Island Festivals
November 17, 2007 to January 1, 2008
Christmas arrives at the Newport Mansions
with spectacular decorations, evergreens, poinsettias
and more at The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House.
Bristol's (RI) Annual Fourth of July Celebration, established in 1785,
is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States.
A spectacular fireworks display above
Bristol Harbor at 9:45 pm, July 3rd.
Bristol Fourth of July Parade on July 4th
July 4 - Newport at 9:15 and Portsmouth at 9:30pm.
July 5 - Jamestown at 9:15pm.
The First Night Parade & Spectacular Fireworks
The Beginning of New Beginnings 43 Broadway
9:00 The First Night Newport Parade begins at Newport City Hall
led by Leroy White and ends at Perrotti Park on Newport Harbor
9:15 Spectacular Fireworks Display Over Newport Harbor