Explore music composed in Newport during the Great War.
Category Archives: Newport Music History
The Germania Musical Society in Newport
Learn about the Germania Musical Society, one of the most popular musical groups in 1850s Newport and beyond!
From Desertion to Death – Trouble at the Fort Adams
In this post we take a look at some court martials at Fort Adams and then some musician deaths and an attempted murder by a member of an Artillery Band.
Joseph S. Peckham
Joseph S. Peckham, a Newport resident, and member of the first bands at the Naval Training Station, was also a prolific composer. Explore his works!
Explore the life of Octavia Jeter, born into a musical Newport Family!
Music at Chateau-sur-Mer
Explore the contents and history surrounding a book of music bound for George Wetmore, owner of Chateau-sur-Mer in Newport.
Keeping the Music Close to Home, Part 1
Explore the incredible history behind this music donated by a local family!
Why We Do This!
Why We Do This! Our goal has always been to find music written in or about Newport. In our search through newspapers from the 19th century we were able toContinue reading “Why We Do This!”
Music and the Steam Ships of Newport
How did you get to Newport in the Gilded Age? Find out about the music of the Fall RIver Line, and the role of music in Newport’s steamship history.
MUSIC OF THE GILDED AGE: “The Age of Innocence”
Join us for a guest blog by Dr. Christopher Brellochs, expert on Gilded Age Music.