For Rhode Island one of the most important events of the late 18th Century was the opening of paper mills … Continue reading Pushing Paper: Collections Highlight
Historian & former Rhode Island Historical Society Director Albert Klyberg (pictured) will explore the origins and accomplishments of the Civilian Conservation Corps, which employed more than 10,000 young men in Rhode Island from 1932 to 1941. The CCC, a branch of FDR’s New Deal, tasked these individuals with conserving natural resources on government land, including seven Rhode Island-based camps focused on forestry projects and state parks.
Beginning January 10, the Museum of Work & Culture will be hosting Valley Talks, a series of free, bi-weekly historical lectures. All talks take place on Sundays at 1:30pm at the Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket.
Earlier this week, RIHS members and donors received a postcard asking them to consider our Annual Fund in their holiday … Continue reading A Postcard, a Clarification, & an Apology