Monday, June 24, 2013

Newport Pics

Here are a few pics from my recent trip to Newport, Rhode Island.  Read all about it here.  I have a few more pictures on Facebook.

Newport Historical Society Gift Shop.  Glad to see "Was America Founded as a Christian Nation" prominently displayed

Touro Synagogue: Oldest synagogue in America

Part of the Newport Historical Society is located in the oldest surviving Baptist meeting house (1730) in the United States.  It is a 7th Day Baptist.

The Newport Colony House

Outside of the Newport home of the Rev. Ezra Stiles, local congregational minister and later president of Yale College

Redwood Library and Athenaeum is one of the oldest libraries in America.  (Only the Library Company in Philadelphia is older).  Rev. Ezra Stiles served as librarian during his stint in Newport

The session with John Barry and Michael Feldberg on religious freedom and Christian America took place inside the Great Friends Meeting House

Great Friends Meeting House in Newport.  Oldest house of worship in Rhode Island (1699).

Newport Historical Society summer intern (and UMASS graduate student in public history) Katie Garland.  Did I mention she is my former student and worked as my research assistant for three years?  She is doing a great job and gave me a great tour of colonial and revolutionary-era Newport