The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society will publish the second themed “combined issue” of their respective … Continue reading Call for Submissions: “The Bridge: The Gaspee Affair in Context”
Although it is now largely forgotten, Rhode Islanders of the nineteenth century considered Slate Rock to be one of … Continue reading Slate Rock, The Landing Place of Roger Williams
The Museum of Work & Culture will offer the second installment of its free Valley Talks lecture series on Sunday, January 28, at 1:30pm, when Rhode Island Historical Society Executive Director Dr. C. Morgan Grefe will present “The Triple-Decker Menace,” exploring the history of the the three-story housing so distinct to New England.
The architectural history of Rhode Island is a fascinating and frequently researched topic in the R.I.H.S. Collections. Buildings that housed or … Continue reading Destruction of History/History of Destruction II
What: Learning Quill and Ink Writing at the John Brown House Museum! When: Saturday, July 8th, 9:00-10:00am Mornings at the Museum will be … Continue reading A Morning of Family Fun at the John Brown House Museum!
The Providence Housewives League The Providence Housewives League held their first meeting on September 27, 1912, with an aim to … Continue reading Rhode Island Women in Action: A Force for Local Food
Our upcoming open houses, walks, and more will have you feeling as festive as ever this season!
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.
Children all over Rhode Island are looking forward to a snow day, and wondering why some of them had school … Continue reading Object Thursday: Sledding in Saylesville
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
The Reverend Enos Hitchcock is an interesting figure, not only for his role as a Continental Army chaplain during the … Continue reading Object Thursday: Accounting for Overhalls
As we digitize and expand the catalog records for the miniatures in the Society’s museum collection, we make connections to … Continue reading Object Thursday: Rhode Island Literary Repository
Samplers invoke mixed reactions from people, they either love them, they hate them or they have never heard of them. … Continue reading Object Thursday: A Stitch in Time
James MacSparran (1693-1757) was an Irish born Anglican minister who arrived in Narragansett on April 28, 1721 to take charge … Continue reading Faith & Freedom Friday: The Reverend and the Governor
Until 5:30 yesterday, I’d planned to write about Enos Hitchcock, Revolutionary War chaplain. But after an hour and a half … Continue reading Faith & Freedom Friday: At the State House
Once upon a time on Benefit Street stood a church that looked like this. The First Congregational Church, now the … Continue reading Faith & Freedom Friday: Sweet Sampler
Every object tells a story, and sometimes more than one. In the RIHS Museum collection, we have a very beautiful … Continue reading Object Thursday: Not at Bunker Hill– A British Officer’s Cap
In a time when women were rarely published and could not vote, Catherine Read Williams was a self-supporting author and … Continue reading Faith & Freedom Friday:A Petticoated Dorrite
He appraises us through the paint with a skeptical look, his eyebrow raised and his mouth nearly a smirk—or is … Continue reading Faith & Freedom Friday: Thomas Howland
I’ll admit it now: I’m not from here. So the first winter I was in grad school in Providence, I … Continue reading Object Thursday: The Blizzard Shirt
or, Love, Loss, and What She Didn’t Wear She gazes serenely from the wall at the John Brown House Museum, … Continue reading Object Thursdays: Eleanor Cozzens Feke
It’s a busy week for us here at the RIHS, as everyone prepares for our first What Cheer! Day on … Continue reading What Cheer! Day Preparation Underway
Credit: BigTallGuy, from Flickr New Policy! Cameras allowed starting July 1 at the RIHS Library! The Rhode Island Historical Society … Continue reading New Policy! Cameras allowed starting July 1 at the RIHS Library!