Join the RIHS on October 24 at Aldrich House for a free author talk and book signing with Dr. Elaine F. Crane, who will discuss her most recent book, The Poison Plot: A Tale of Adultery and Murder in Colonial Newport.
On Tuesday, July 18, 5:30pm, at the Aldrich House (110 Benevolent St.), the Rhode Island Historical Society will host Dr. Lorén Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum, to speak about indigenous peoples and the issue of food sovereignty. This event is presented as part of Relishing Rhode Island, the RIHS’s 2017 programming theme, as well as the statewide initiative A La Rhody.
During the 18th-, 19th-, and into the early 20th centuries, two trades that were almost the exclusive territory of free African heritage people were that of barber and caterer, both of which could be very lucrative professions.
Our upcoming open houses, walks, and more will have you feeling as festive as ever this season!
The Rhode Island Historical Society will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Wednesday, June 1, 6-8 pm Aldrich House (110 Benevolent St., Providence) Attendees may bring 1-2 books to be appraised by … Continue reading Paul Muller-Reed of New England Book Auction
On Saturday, May 14, at the Aldrich House, join us for our annual Spring Forward, Think Back gala – the 2016 edition will celebrate the brilliant past of Rhode Island jewelry-making.
This April 16 symposium exploring the place of Shakespeare in American culture, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Historical Society, features three distinguished scholars who will discuss how Shakespeare has shaped American social life, culture, and politics. This will be followed by a collage of scenes from films set in the U.S.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Tirocchi sisters’ shop on Broadway in Providence, we’re honored to welcome Museum of Fine Arts Boston Curator Pamela Parmal to discuss her work with the Tirocchi collection on Sunday, Sept. 20, 3:30pm, at the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Aldrich House (110 Benevolent St.).