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Come Together: Taking a Stand in 1960s Rhode Island

Join the Rhode Island Historical Society on Thursday, May 27 for “Come Together: Taking a Stand in 1960s Rhode Island,” a virtual fundraising gala.

This year’s event will highlight the music, fashion, and passion that made the 1960s a transformative decade in our state and nation.

The evening will feature:

  • A presentation honoring History Maker recipient Clifford R. Montiero, for his decades of taking a stand in Rhode Island, working tirelessly to increase access, opportunity and equality.
  • “Protest Goes Pop: Music Takes a Stand (Sort of) in the ’60s,” an exploration of the history of protest music with Brown University Senior Lecturer Emeritus Luther Spoehr.
  • “Beyond Bell Bottoms,” a look at our collection of 1960s fashion by local designer Connie Hicks, as well as pieces from the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History.
  • Musical performances of songs from the 60s by Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, archival film footage, cocktail how-tos, trivia and much more!

VIPs will receive access to private breakout rooms hosted by RIHS staff with exclusive content from our collections, as well as a private concert by the Good Living Band taking audience requests.

All guests will also receive a pre-emailed party packet  featuring cocktail recipes, playlists, fashion tips, slang sheets, cutout decorations, and everything you’ll need to transport yourself to the swinging sixties. You dig?

Want some munchies? Order a boxed dinner from Pranzi, with options including Chicken Piccata, Beef Tips in Burgundy Sauce, New England White Fish, and Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps. All dinners also include dessert and will be available for pickup the day of the event.

So don’t be a square! Tune in, turn on and take a seat as we celebrate those who took a stand.

General Admission is $40 per Zoom connection and VIP Admission is $60 per Zoom connection. Buy your tickets here!


May 27, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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