We’re recruiting enthusiastic and inquisitive history lovers to volunteer as docents and educators at the John Brown House Museum in Providence. Deadline January 31, 2018!
John Brown House Museum in Providence and Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket Will Offer Free Admission, Tours on September 23
One of the Rhode Island Historical Society’s most requested private walking tours will welcome a wider audience for one day only on Saturday, June 24, 11am, starting at the John Brown House Museum.
What: Learning Quill and Ink Writing at the John Brown House Museum! When: Saturday, July 8th, 9:00-10:00am Mornings at the Museum will be held on the second Saturday of every month from April to August (April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8,…
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.
Digital Textbook Project to Be Unveiled at October 19 Event
Beloved living history event offers afternoon of costumes, conversation, activities, and food
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 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.
What Cheer Wednesdays will bring you behind the scenes with free museum admission and pop-up programming. It’s a series featuring rotating weekly offerings – as well as chats with curators, docents, and educational staff – all intended to give visitors a unique look at a day in the life of our museums.