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Digitization Conversation: Part III

Digitization Conversation: Part III

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.

Photos From Museum Day Live!

Photos From Museum Day Live!

Thank you to the hundreds of visitors who joined us at three different sites – the John Brown House Museum, Museum of Work & Culture, and Aldrich House – for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live on Saturday, as we celebrated the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture with presentations from Keith Stokes and Sylvia Ann Soares, while also hosting a kickoff party for the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society – RIBHS’s 40th anniversary year.
Please enjoy these photos from a truly inspiring day!

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! at RIHS

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! at RIHS

The Rhode Island Historical Society will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

RIHS Talk and Walk to Mark H.P. Lovecraft’s Birthday

RIHS Talk and Walk to Mark H.P. Lovecraft’s Birthday

In commemoration of the 126th anniversary of Providence native H.P. Lovecraft’s birth, the Rhode Island Historical Society will offer two special events in August: A presentation from artist Jason C. Eckhardt on “Illustrating Lovecraft’s Fungi From Yuggoth,” taking place August 18, and the walking tour “H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life” on August 20, the author’s birthday.