Restoration of the
August Belmont Memorial Chapel
Over the past fifty years, Belmont Chapel, in Newport, Rhode Island, has fallen into severe disrepair. The Belmont Chapel Foundation was established to restore and preserve the 1886 chapel for future generations. It is the Foundation’s goal to re-purpose the chapel so that it can be enjoyed and utilized by all who wish to visit it in the future.
Holiday Open House
December 3, 2023
4pm - 7pm
Come to our Holiday Open House
Music, refreshments, friends!
Please RSVP for planning purposes.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Holiday Open House where you will get to view the progress made by the restoration specialists working on this project.
ABOUT THE CHAPEL
The August Belmont Memorial Chapel has commanded a dominant presence at the
Island Cemetery in Newport, Rhode Island, since its construction in 1886. Commissioned by
Mr. and Mrs. August Belmont, Sr. the chapel is a memorial to their daughter Jane Pauline Belmont who died at the young age of 19. Given as a gift, the chapel’s original purpose was to serve as a site to hold committal services for those being buried at the Island Cemetery.
At the onset of the restoration of the chapel, we presented sponsorship options for the stained glass windows only. At this time, we are presenting additional sponsoring choices. These range from $3000 for a pew to $100,000 for the Farewell Street entrance restoration. To view the naming opportunities, click on the PDF below.To become a named sponsor, please contact the Belmont Chapel Campaign Committee by calling 401-846-0432 to speak to a member of the committee.
Click on the gallery below to see photos of the work in progress in Phase 2 of the restoration.
View the drone video below for an aerial view of the cemetery and the restored chapel exterior, captured and produced by Ian Witt of Higher Level Drone productions.