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.
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.
Celebrating Women’s History Month by way of an entrepreneur’s 233rd birthday
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.
The National Park Service (NPS) announced on Thursday, Jan. 12, a $49,557.76 grant to the Rhode Island Historical Society, working in partnership with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society (RIBHS) and Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC), for the purposes of a multi-phase project focusing on African Americans’ struggle for Civil Rights in Rhode Island during the 20th century.
C. Morgan Grefe’s statement on former RIHS Executive Director Al Klyberg, who has died at 76. All of us here offer our deepest condolences to Al’s family and friends. In the coming days, we will share more about his life and times, as well as provide memorial service information when and if it becomes available to the public.
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.
Digital Textbook Project to Be Unveiled at October 19 Event
Join the Museum of Work & Culture as we welcome “Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island,” a groundbreaking exhibit on the 250 years of history of the church’s formation and function as the community’s moral compass, town hall, and promoter of artists, thinkers, and doers.
Kickoff Party at Arcade Providence Open to Public, Will Feature New Harvest Cash Bar