Canal Day

Planning is underway for this year's Canal Day! Please plan to join us on Canal Day, which will be held on October 5th from 9 am to 2 pm. For more information and to download a space reservation form, visit the Canal Day page.

Salute Our Hometown Heroes

Honor your favorite veteran by sponsoring a custom banner to be displayed on the street lights along Market and Second Streets in observance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day in 2019 and 2020. To place an order, download a PDF form. For more information on this project, please see the Hometown Heroes page.

NRPS welcomes visitors and residents to explore all our town has to offer by browsing the diverse businesses and organzations based in Newport. Explore them on the Welcome to Newport page.

Veterans' Memorial Park

The Veterans' Memorial Park Project is the second phase of Grandma's Plus Playground Project. Phase One of the project was completed by a dedicated team throughout 2010. Read more about our ongoing efforts on the Projects page.

Our appreciation is extended to Orrstown Bank for their continued support of NRPS and Grandma's Plus Playground Project.

NRPS Receives Grant from PPL Foundation

The Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society is proud to announce that we have been awarded a $30,000 grant from the PPL Foundation for continued improvements at the Newport Veterans Park. Upgrading and renovating the Park has been our major initiative for several years. This grant will allow NRPS to continue with the next phase of Park improvements for Newport residents.

We thank the PPL Foundation for featuring the Park on PPL Currents.

PPL is committed to supporting communities across its 29-county service area and providing tools that help empower economic vitality.

The PPL Foundation awards grants in spring and fall. The next grant cycle, for sustaining grants that assist organizations with general operating expenses, begins in January. Interested organizations can apply for grants from $1,000 to $25,000.

Buy a Brick

We are currently accepting orders for personalized bricks that border the sidewalks throughout the square. Find more information and an order form on the Buy a Brick page.

Limited edition bricks honoring Newport Celebrates 175 are also still available. The brick features the Celebration's logo with three lines of customized text. The cost is $65.

To place an order, download a PDF form or Word form and mail your request to NRPS, PO Box 13, Newport, PA 17074. Questions? Email us at Thank you for supporting Newport's anniversary party!

NC 175 Brick

Our Mission

The goal of the Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society (NRPS) is to blend Newport's rich and full past with the present as we begin the 21st century. We engage in projects to better the community and to preserve the history of our town.

Newport is nestled between the Juniata River and gently rolling hills. Within this landscape commuters, farmers, artists, artisans, and business people live, work, and enjoy life. Local activities reflect this blend. Newport is home to the Little Buffalo Festival of the Arts, Perry County Council of the Arts, the Perry County Fair, Little Buffalo State Park, the Oliver Grange, and an active 4H Club.


Interested in becoming a member of NRPS? Read more on the Membership page.