Career Spanning Two Decades Includes Libraries, Exhibitions, Higher Education
We hope you will join us at the Barker Playhouse, “America’s Oldest Little Theatre,” for a special presentation of Wendy Wasserstein’s “compulsively funny” Isn’t It Romantic. All proceeds benefit the RIHS.
Why does your collection and building need a disaster plan? Experience has proven time and again that a little thought and preparation can save the core of your collection, safeguard your property, and save lives.
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.
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.
Celebrating Women’s History Month by way of an entrepreneur’s 233rd birthday
Lippitt House Museum’s Jackie Delamatre, Curator of Education, will lead a session about the travails and triumphs of creating and sustaining educational programming for families.
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.
Each year, the Rhode Island Historical Society features a new programming theme, allowing the organization to explore a compelling aspect of the state’s history through its events, lectures, partnerships, and initiatives. In 2016, it was fashion. The year before, design. Today, the RIHS officially announced 2017’s theme: Relishing Rhode Island, serving up plenty of events to go around, with dozens plated already and many more on the burner.