Smuggling in Colonial Rhode Island and the Gaspee Affair On June 9, 1772 the British customs schooner Gaspee ran aground … Continue reading Rogue Island
Apothecary Show Globes
Apothecary show globes originally served a practical purpose as a way to distinguish between an apothecary’s shop and other businesses. … Continue reading Apothecary Show Globes
Nantucket Indian Princess
According to the Publications of the Rhode Island Historical Society, vol. 3, Catalogue of Portraits, 1895, p.102: “The painting referred to … Continue reading Nantucket Indian Princess
Throughout the first floor of the Mary Robinson Research Center, we have several Hull models of different ships and boats, … Continue reading Estelle
Girls' City Club of Providence
The Girls’ City Club, Providence, 1920-1970 The Girls’ City Club (GCC) of Providence (MSS 438) was founded in 1920 out … Continue reading Girls' City Club of Providence
According to the Guide to the Records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) in New England the Society of Friends, largely … Continue reading Hat Honor
Lola's Ball Gown
Lola Elda Del Sesto (Farrone) was born on November 01, 1909, she was the wife of Rhode Island governor Christopher … Continue reading Lola's Ball Gown
This summer, the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Collections department is excited to host an undergraduate Arts Intern from the Studio … Continue reading AN-6530 Goggles
Carrington P. Slade: Patriot of Bristol, R.I.
The R.I.H.S. has acquired a stirring Civil War letter written by Carrington Palmer Slade (1845-1918), an African American, Rhode Island … Continue reading Carrington P. Slade: Patriot of Bristol, R.I.
"…went a clamming"
“In the afternoon Grandma, Mother and myself went a clamming.” -Mary (June 7, 1857) Mary Matilda … Continue reading "…went a clamming"