Museum of Work & Culture announces expansion of SensAbilities program
The public is invited to join the Museum of Work & Culture on Sunday, May 7, 2pm, for a celebration of Cinco de Mayo with an afternoon of Mexican food and history at Casa Vallarta.
During her April 12 Reading Across Rhode Island talk “Social Order and Disorder,” Dr. C. Morgan Grefe, RIHS Executive Director, will explore the history of prisons in this country to help us better understand how we’ve reached our current state, so far removed from the hopeful concepts of the 19th century.
What: “Green Thumbs”: A Family Fun Morning at the John Brown House Museum When: Saturday, April 8, 9:00-10:00am Family Fun Mornings will be held on the second Saturday of every month from April to August (April 8, May 13, June…
This year’s National Women’s History Month celebrates trailblazing women in labor and business. As the month winds down, here’s a look at some important contributions from women in Rhode Island’s organized labor movement during the 1920s and ’30s.
On April 27, the Rhode Island Historical Society’s “After Dark at the Museum” will give visitors the rare opportunity to tour the John Brown House Museum by (battery-operated!) candlelight and discover what went on during private evenings – and late nights – at home in the 18th century.
Can we use beer as a way to track immigration trends? Or a recipe card to examine agricultural development? What are the most significant advances in the evolution of cookware? Susan Evans McClure, Director of Food History Programs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, will address questions like these at the Rhode Island Historical Society’s 2017 Newell D. Goff Lecture, a free event taking place at the Aldrich House in Providence on Wednesday, April 19, 6pm. A reception will follow.
Celebrating Women’s History Month by way of an entrepreneur’s 233rd birthday
Lippitt House Museum’s Jackie Delamatre, Curator of Education, will lead a session about the travails and triumphs of creating and sustaining educational programming for families.