A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

A Stitch in Time

The 2018 programming theme for the Rhode Island Historical Society is Rest and Relaxation in Rhode Island. This can mean many things to different people but in this cold, wintery … Continue reading

18 January 2018 · Leave a comment

A Walkin’ Man Walks!

The gift of a photo (carte-de-visite) image we received in the mail from a gentleman in Michigan last week sparked what we term “a trip down the rabbit hole”—a daily … Continue reading

17 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Where Everyone Knew Your Name: Barker’s Tavern, 1805-1807

Sometimes the R.I.H.S. collection items record a single moment in time or the life of single person. Today’s object documents a web of local townspeople and travelers who made a … Continue reading

11 January 2018 · 2 Comments

Microfilm Blog Series #2

In November we introduced you to a new blog series featuring our microfilm collection and the work of our Administrative Assistant (and occasional researcher) Ellary.  In this newest post, Ellary … Continue reading

4 January 2018 · Leave a comment

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