Hearth in Home

Hearth in Home: Staying Warm in Early Newport explores the role of the fireplace, the hearth and its tools in Newport Homes from the 17th through the 19th centuries. The hearth was figuratively and literally the heart of many Newport homes, especially during the long, cold winters. The links below are meant to supplement and expand on the objects and themes in the exhibition.

Virtually visit and learn more about the current exhibit at the Museum of Newport History located at the Brick Market.