Current Podcasts
Video Podcasts
The Newport Mansions
Posted 9/11/2008
Within 20 years of the end of the Civil War the United States had emerged from economic ruin and begun its entrance onto the world stage...
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The Fantasy
Posted 9/11/2008
Experiencing the Newport Mansions leaves differing impressions on our visitors. Seven National Historic Landmarks...
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Isaac Bell House
Posted 9/11/2008
Many new themes were emerging in American fine and decorative arts and architecture as the wealth of the nation grew...
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Video Podcasts
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Mother Goose Ball at Rosecliff
Posted 3/1/2011
Tessie Oelrichs of Rosecliff was one of the leading society hostesses of the Gilded Age. In this brief clip from our new audio tour at Rosecliff, hear about Tessie's extravagant Mother Goose Ball.

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The Breakers Family Audio Tour
Posted 6/25/2010
The new Breakers Family Tour introduces different parts of the house through the eyes of whimsical characters. In this segment, the house introduces introduces you to its kitchen, and "Monsieur Le Chef." This is just one of 34 stops that make up the new Breakers family tour.

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Restoring The Breakers Gates
Posted 11/12/2009
The front gates of The Breakers are a design masterpiece, providing an elegant and theatrical entry to the grand house beyond. But the gates were in desperate need of repair and restoration after more than a century of use and exposure to the weather. In April of 2009, the gates were dismantled by Lodi Welding Company of New Jersey. Properties Director Curt Genga tells us about the restoration project that ended with the return of the gates in October.

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Conserving the Breakfast Room
Posted 4/18/2008
The Preservation Society's Conservation Department is studying the condition of the Asian lacquer wall panels in the Breakfast Room of The Elms, in preparation for an extensive conservation effort. Chief Conservator Jeff Moore tells us about the project.

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The Greatest Victorian Rooms in America
Posted 1/14/2008
The dining room and library at Chateau-sur-Mer are among the greatest Victorian rooms in America, with hand-carved walnut woodwork and silver-stamped leather walls.  Architectural Historian John Tschirch takes us inside.


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