A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

R.I. Colonial Patriots of Color

Who is lost to the historical record? And can they be “rediscovered”? A long, often accurate, criticism of the teaching of the history of the United States is that people … Continue reading

11 December 2014 · 1 Comment

Object Thursday: The Declaration of Independence

Tonight, Thursday, July 3rd,  the Rhode Island Historical Society will display a rare, original Rhode Island edition of the Declaration of Independence at the John Brown House Museum, 52 Power … Continue reading

3 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Object Thursday: Landscapes

While we have been concentrating on disaster recovery over the past several weeks (and the gallery has some new photos), the real joy of working at the RIHS is working … Continue reading

3 April 2014 · Leave a comment

There goes the Reading Room…

We’ve been busy this week, but not as busy as US Art. They are tasked with packing the entire contents of the Reading Room and into storage so that reconstruction … Continue reading

27 March 2014 · 1 Comment

Stanton Beldon’s 1862 Diary on Twitter!

  • Mr. Spalding preached to-day at Fruit Hill – his closing sermon, for the present - preached 8 Sabbaths. 1 year ago
  • A great battle yesterday at Manassas junction on the old ground of the former battle. Federal arms victorious. 8000 of our men killed. 1 year ago
  • I have marketed my fruit to-day as usual. Apples are plenty and low. We are also busy on our wood-house. 1 year ago

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