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Newport Restoration Foundation

Founded as a not-for-profit institution in 1968 by Doris Duke, the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) preserves, maintains, and interprets the early architectural heritage of Aquidneck Island and the fine and decorative art collections of Doris Duke. Since its founding, NRF has restored and preserved more than 80 eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century buildings, 74 of which are currently rented as private residences to tenant stewards and maintained by a full-time crew of skilled tradesmen.

NRF also owns three museum properties: Rough Point, Doris Duke's Newport home; Whitehorne House, a museum highlighting Newport's early furtniture and craft traditions; and Prescott Farm, a public park with ties to Aquidneck Island's colonial history.

As a leader in the preservation of early American architecture, the NRF is well positioned to provide a forum for the exchange of information across disciplinary boundaries for collaborative problem solving in the areas of most critical concern to the field of historic preservation today.

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