The History of Newport Through the Gilded Age

Tuesday, November 28th, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room

This talk, presented by Fred Zilian, will examine the first 275 years of Newport’s history, with emphasis on its founding, its 18th century Golden Age, and its 19th century Gilded Age, When we arrive at its Gilded Age, we shall look at the lifestyles of the rich and then consider the four women who—because of their pedigree, their personalities, or the plenty of their wealth—stood above the rest of society in their influence & impact.