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Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame was founded in March 1965 to honor the contributions of those whose efforts, in any line of endeavor, have added significantly to the heritage of the State of Rhode Island.

We have digitized our collection of biographies of over 600 famous (and not-so-famous) contributors to Rhode Island’s strong place in US and World history. We hope this site will be both an interesting place to discover the richness of our state’s past, as well as a useful tool for students and history buffs to do research.

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The Rhode Island Historical Society’s Commitment to Our Donors

We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity. We will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by RIHS on any platform by any means, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations may be processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

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