The Preservation Society of Newport County invites the public to an open house on Thursday, August 18, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The Elms Carriage House, to see the recently completed adaptive restoration of the historic building.  The Carriage House, located at the end of Bellevue Court adjacent to The Elms, is now home to the Berwind-Stautberg Center, providing work and living space for visiting scholars participating in the Preservation Society’s Fellows Program.

Please RSVP to (401) 847-1000 ext. 169.


The first class of four Fellows to occupy the building will move in early next month.  The Preservation Society’s Fellows Program brings leading young scholars to pioneer new research and scholarship in history, design and preservation.

The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, is a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes, decorative arts and social history.  Its 11 historic properties–seven of them National Historic Landmarks–span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.