A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Attention all Lovers of Nature!

“To the attention of travelers, sea faring men, and all lovers of nature and nature’s handy works, who are willing to lend their aid in promoting the cause of science, … Continue reading

17 June 2016 · Leave a comment


Everyone loves Rhode Island’s harbor seals but I love the seals in the R.I.H.S. Collections. They make any document more eye-catching, as their creator intended. Seals are most often used to … Continue reading

3 June 2016 · 1 Comment

The Sun Will Come Out… Eventually.

When the sun does come out to play, I am sure that we will all run straight to our favorite beaches. Until then, please enjoy these postcards from one of … Continue reading

6 May 2016 · Leave a comment

The Good, the Bad, and the Awesome

The GOOD Esek Hopkins was born on April 26, 1718 in Scituate, Rhode Island to William Hopkins and Ruth Wilkinson. Esek was one of nine children and brother to Stephen … Continue reading

21 April 2016 · Leave a comment

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