Newport Restoration Foundation Announces July Events


NEWPORT, RI – The Newport Restoration Foundation is excited to be able to continue its in-person programs and events at museums this season.

The Rough Point Museum, Whitehorne House Museum and Prescott Farm will offer a variety of free and paid programs for all ages and interests. Mark your calendars for upcoming special events, including:

Wood carving demonstration

Whitehorne House Museum, 416 Thames St., Newport

July 10 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

$ 30 – prior registration recommended

Mary May, founder of Mary May’s School of Traditional Woodcarving, leads a woodworking demonstration in the garden of the Whitehorne House Museum. See how the distinct Newport block and shell patterns are sculpted, seen on a number of 18th-century furniture inside the museum.

Second sunday

Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown

July 11 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Free entrance

Each month, the NRF teams up with a nonprofit partner to highlight the vast history and horticulture of Prescott Farm. In July, the crew of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry comes to demonstrate the surprising links between ships and windmills (hint: everything is in the sails!).

Jazz on the lawn

Rough Point Museum

July 15 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$ 20 – prior registration recommended

Grab a picnic basket and blanket, and enjoy the ocean breeze as the Leon Lee Dorsey Quartet performs on Rough Point Terrace.

Historical workshop of the creation space: painting production

Whitehorne House Museum, 416 Thames St., Newport

July 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

$ 20 – prior registration recommended

Children between the ages of 10 and 100 are welcome to this fun paint-making workshop outside of Whitehorne House. Find out how people have painted throughout history using a variety of sources to create different colors and textures, then create your own painted masterpiece in this handy program.

Take a walk around Rough Point

Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave., Newport

July 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

$ 0 to $ 20; Residents of Newport County are free.

On the last Saturday of each month, explore the house and gardens after hours. Newport County residents receive free admission! For more information visit

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