A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Object Thursday: Letters to Napoli

The immigrant experience is central to the history of Rhode Island. Italian-Americans celebrate Saint Joseph’s day today. One fascinating collection of letters and ephemera in the collections of the Rhode … Continue reading

19 March 2015 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 Comments

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

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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