Dedicated to preserving Newport’s rich musical heritage.
Historic Music of Newport was founded in 2022 to preserve the rich musical heritage of Newport, RI. In our first year as a recognized nonprofit we have:
In our second year we are focusing on telling the story of Newport through the eyes of the musicians and their music. The city was home to a diverse group of musicians from all over the world, including the island’s native inhabitants, enslaved and freed African Americans, immigrants from around the world, and those born locally. They served in the Army at Fort Adams and the Navy at the Naval Training Station in Newport. They were orchestra members at the local theaters and organists at the many churches of Newport. Both professional and amateur musicians were important to the early musical life of the city.
Historic Music of Newport is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Help support our mission to preserve Newport’s rich musical heritage.
P.O. Box 539
Newport, RI 02840