Learn the ins and outs of effective communication and social media strategies to apply to your organization’s outreach efforts. Join Shawn Badgley, Communications & Digital Outreach Manager at the Rhode Island Historical Society as he shares some tips and best practices.
During the 18th-, 19th-, and into the early 20th centuries, two trades that were almost the exclusive territory of free African heritage people were that of barber and caterer, both of which could be very lucrative professions.
How did philanthropy become such an intrinsic part of the American ethos? In Grappling With Legacy: Rhode Island’s Brown Family and the American Philanthropic Impulse, Sylvia Brown has delved into one of the country’s largest family archives to understand what fuels a multigenerational compulsion to giving.
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.
Elizabeth Manchester, Esq., of Manchester Law, will provide information and answer questions on how to make sure your organization is best prepared for charitable giving. This session will cover best practices for efficiently administering complex gifts and how to avoid potential pitfalls.
The Rhode Island Historical Society runs a robust elementary school walking tour called the “Avi Program” every spring and fall. This tour is based on Avi’s book Something Upstairs, set in the Fox Point area. As this program grows annually, RIHS is looking for guides to fill our walking tour guide roster.
American Frugal Housewife is part life guide, home helper, and receipt collection. On February 28, Katy O’Neill-Day discusses etiquette, recipes, and lessons from the bestseller of its time as part of our yearlong Relishing Rhode Island programming theme.
The Rhode Island Historical Society is pleased to announce the first in its monthly series of professional development programs in the Helping History & Heritage Happen series
Our upcoming open houses, walks, and more will have you feeling as festive as ever this season!
The Rhode Island Historical Society, in collaboration with the RISD Museum, will present the third of three workshops this fall on digitization, as part of the monthly professional development series “Helping History & Heritage Happen.” On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 9-11am, join colleagues in the field of history, heritage, and culture at the RIHS’s Aldrich House headquarters.