Read the story of City Drummer Benjamin Lawton’s Revolutionary War service in his own words!
Learn about the Germania Musical Society, one of the most popular musical groups in 1850s Newport and beyond!
From music by a Providence, RI composer to music of the Great War, explore this collection donated by a local family.
Joseph S. Peckham, a Newport resident, and member of the first bands at the Naval Training Station, was also a prolific composer. Explore his works!
Explore the life of Octavia Jeter, born into a musical Newport Family!
In December 1853, the 3rd Artillery left New York for the west coast. What happened in the next few weeks was one of the worst military disasters at sea.
Explore the contents and history surrounding a book of music bound for George Wetmore, owner of Chateau-sur-Mer in Newport.
Join us for a guest blog by Dr. Christopher Brellochs, expert on Gilded Age Music.
When Sousa comes to town! Read about one of many visits by the march king, and hear some of the music that was part of the show!
Who are the people of Newport’s musical past? What was the music performed in Gilded Age Newport?