The Rhode Island Historical Society has named Geralyn Ducady Director of its Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs after a two-month search.
Kickoff Party at Arcade Providence Open to Public, Will Feature New Harvest Cash Bar
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!
The Rhode Island Historical Society has launched the digital archive “Colonial Justice: Preserving and Digitizing Early Rhode Island Court Records.” These specific collections were selected by RIHS curators for digitization based on their rarity, as well as their unique documentation of the colonial justice system in Rhode Island.
From a single online location, users can now access selected 1729-1812 records from the courts of Providence County, Kent County, and what was known as Kings County (now Washington County). The online archive is free and open to the public.
The “Helping History and Heritage Happen” professional development series continues on May 17 at the Pawtuxet Armory.
Wednesday, June 1, 6-8 pm Aldrich House (110 Benevolent St., Providence) Attendees may bring 1-2 books to be appraised by our expert speaker New England Book Auctions, formerly Oinonen Book Auctions, holds a unique position in the antiquarian book market…
The combined efforts of Representatives Michael A. Morin, Stephen M. Casey and Robert D. Phillips, as well as Senators Marc A. Cote and Roger Picard, have helped to provide funding for Woonsocket fifth-graders to visit the Museum of Work & Culture free of charge.
RIHS and Slater Mill will co-present a collections-based webinar, “Much Ado About Mannequins: Creating the Perfect Form” produced by Connecting to Collections Care, to be followed by a demonstration by RIHS Director of Collections Kirsten Hammerstrom.
This April 16 symposium exploring the place of Shakespeare in American culture, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Historical Society, features three distinguished scholars who will discuss how Shakespeare has shaped American social life, culture, and politics. This will be followed by a collage of scenes from films set in the U.S.
A picture is worth a thousand words. We all know this saying. To a newly freed population of African Americans, this simple concept pointed to the use of early photography as a tool for reclaiming one’s individuality, a document evidencing…