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.
Sometimes the R.I.H.S. collection items record a single moment in time or the life of single person. Today’s object documents … Continue reading Where Everyone Knew Your Name: Barker's Tavern, 1805-1807
The Battle of Rhode Island, also known as the Battle of Quaker Hill, occurred August 29, 1778 in Tiverton, R.I. … Continue reading Fighting Like Heroes: Accounts of the Battle of R.I., 1778
For this holiday week celebrating the Declaration of Independence from Britain in 1776, I delved into the R.I.H.S. collections to … Continue reading Odes for the Fourth of July, 1796
Irish immigrants to Rhode Island have forged an enduring legacy. Famous individuals such as Rev. James McSparran (1680-1757) and philosopher … Continue reading I gcás ina bhfuil na mná?: Irish Women in Rhode Island
typhoid [tahy-foid] noun Also called typhoid fever. an infectious, often fatal, febrile disease, characterized by high fever, rose-colored spots on chest or abdomen, abdominal pain, intestinal inflammation and ulceration, caused by the typhoid bacillus, which is usually introduced via contaminated food or … Continue reading You Give Me Fever