Join the Newport Historical Society to celebrate making history today in a new annual award program, the History Starts Here Award, for making history now in Rhode Island. Enjoy food and drink to celebrate the launch of Ardent Advocate: Selected Letters of William Ellery from the Newport Historical Society Collection.
The Newport Historical Society has initiated an awards program which builds upon its interest in how historical perspectives help us think about the present and improve the future. The History Starts Here Award will be offered annually to an individual or organization who is making history now or making opportunities for thinking about how history is important to today.
The 2019 History Starts Here Award goes to “Story in the Public Square.” A program of Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, “Story in the Public Square” is hosted by Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center, and G. Wayne Miller, senior staff writer at The Providence Journal and available on more than 200 public television stations across the country as well as SiriusXM satellite radio’s popular P.O.T.U.S channel. “Story in the Public Square” features interviews with today’s best print, screen, music, and other storytellers about their creative processes and how their stories impact public understanding and policy.
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