Newport’s Fifth Ward: Exploring Our Town’s Irish Legacy

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The Big Read Walking Tour - Meet at Newport Public Library at 10am

Newport’s Irish population has affected the city’s heritage in significant ways, from founding churches and businesses to construction of many buildings in the Fifth Ward.  Architectural Historian Dr. Catherine Zipf will lead this tour to explore that heritage by visiting sites significant to Newport’s Irish community. This event is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of The Big Read, a national effort to encourage community-wide reading projects.  Admission is free but advance registration is required, please call (401) 847-1000 ext. 154, or register at www.newportmansions.org/events/events-calendar.


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