A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

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

Object Thursday: February Blooms

April showers, May flowers—who has patience to wait for those?! This cold and slush-filled winter week we bring you some flowers of the past from the Ruth Ely Graphics Collection … Continue reading

20 February 2014 · Leave a 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. 12 months 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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