The Declaration of Independence is classified as a “broadside.” Broadsides are generally printed on one side of a sheet of … Continue reading Object Thursday: The Declaration of Independence
Elsewhere in the world, it’s Boxing Day, the uniquely British Commonwealth holiday when servants and working people received Christmas boxes … Continue reading Object Thursday: A Band Box for Boxing Day
Little eyes and little hands needed books too. The Rhode Island Historical Society holds a lovely collection of children’s books … Continue reading Object Thursday: Little Benjamin, or, Confess your Faults
The well-documented smallpox epidemic in Boston in 1721, with its ensuing inoculation controversy, was by no means the end of … Continue reading Object Thursday: Keeping Smallpox Out of R.I., 1729.
As Tolstoy knew, war and peace go hand in hand so it’s appropriate to the 2012 RIHS theme of Rhode … Continue reading The Pursuit of Peace in Rhode Island
Thanks to the generous support from the following organizations: Rhode Island Society of the Sons of the Revolution Rhode Island … Continue reading Talk of the Town, 18th Century-Style