Support Newport Celebrates 175 by Buying a Limited Edition Brick

NRPS is raising money for the Newport Celebrates 175 festivities taking place from July 19th to the 25th. The brick features the Celebration's logo with three lines of customized text. The cost is $65. To ensure installation by the Celebration, please place your order by June 1, 2015.

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

NRPS President Receives Jefferson Award

Congratulations to NRPS President Frank Campbell for being selected a 2015 Jefferson Awards winner by WGAL-TV. The Jefferson Awards seek to recognize and award outstanding citizens for public service. Frank was nominated by several NRPS members for his leadership in the community.

There will be an awards reception at Elizabeth College on November 6. The reservation form is available on WGAL's website.

Canal Day 2014

Thank you to all of the attendees, vendors and many others who worked to make this year's Canal Day a success! We look forward to seeing you on October 3, 2015!

Susan M. Connell Nature Area at Newport Veterans Memorial Park

The Susan M. Connell Nature Area at Newport Veterans Memorial Park was dedicated on May 31st. For more information about the Park Project, click here.

Veterans' Memorial Park--Future Landscape

The final plan for the Park has been completed by Larson Design Group. Click here to see the detailed site plan. NRPS and the Borough of Newport was awarded a Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. For more information, please contact Frank Campbell,

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. Our efforts will continue. Read more about the 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 to Upgrade Louise Beard Memorial

The Greater Harrisburg Foundation awarded NRPS a grant totaling $1,000 toward the replacement of the furnace that heats the Louise Beard Memorial. We thank The Greater Harrisburg Foundation for their generosity. Funds have also been donated by Weis Markets. NRPS thanks H M Flickinger & Sons for their assistance with installing the new furnace.

2013 NRPS Newsletter

Download our 2013 Newsletter to read about NRPS' accomplishments during 2012. It was a year full of successes!

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.

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.


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