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Newport Restoration Foundation

The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) promotes and invests in the architectural heritage of the Newport community, the traditional building trades, and Doris Duke’s fine and decorative arts collections, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all.

The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 by Doris Duke to preserve, maintain, and interpret Aquidneck Island's eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century architectural heritage. In addition to a collection of more than 70 early American houses, now rented to tenant-stewards, NRF operates three museum properties that are open to the public: Rough PointDoris Duke's Newport mansion which is home to a significant collection of European paintings, furniture, and textiles, and other European and Asian decorative arts; Whitehorne House Museum, featuring eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Newport furniture; and Prescott Farm in Middletown, RI, a public park and historic site with ties to the Revolutionary War.

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