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Founded in 1968 by Doris Duke, the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF), a non-profit institution, was formed with the express purpose of preserving, interpreting, and maintaining landscape and objects reflecting Aquidneck Island’s 18th- and 19th- century architectural culture. It fulfills its mission in the following ways: Being a leader in historic preservation in Newport County and Rhode Island Preserving a collection of the arts of cabinetmaking and building trades of the Newport region,