A new exhibit at the Newport Historical Society explores the “Life and Work of William Claggett.” This exhibit is running in coordination with an exhibit of William Claggett clocks at the Redwood Library & Athenæum, “The Claggetts of Newport: Master Clockmakers in Colonial America,” up until April 2019.
The Newport Historical Society has opened a new exhibit “My small Ability” The Life and Work of William Claggett at their Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI, which will be open to the public Monday-Friday 10 am-3 pm daily (excepting holidays and staff availability) until September 2019.
This exhibit was inspired by the newly released book Claggett: Newport’s Illustrious Clockmaker by Donald L. Fennimore & Frank L. Hohmann III. The book features three clockmakers William Claggett, his apprentice James Wady, and Thomas Claggett, a family member.
“My small Ability” exhibit will highlight the works and life of William Claggett set against the backdrop of Newport 1715-1760.