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Restoration of the 
August Belmont Memorial Chapel
OUR MISSION
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.
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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.

RECENT UPDATES
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SAVE THE DATE: On June 11, 2022 the
Belmont Chapel will hold a Belmont Stakes fundraiser in support of the restoration in progress. Invitations will be sent closer to the date.

Click the button below to purchase a ticket now.

Participation is limited.




 

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RESTORATION: With phase one completed, the roof structure has been restored with repair to the interior framing and a new slate roof. The exterior masonry has been repointed and cleaned and the basement has been excavated and the finishing touch of the weathervane is in place!  We are moving on to the second phase which includes interior finish work beginning with the stained glass windows, plaster, and decorative paint work.

MAKE AN IMPACT

To join us as we collectively restore this chapel, donate now.