A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Thanksgiving Reminiscences

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! As we all prepare ourselves for the fun-filled frenzy of family gatherings and eating too much, the Rhode Island Historical Society would like to share some Thanksgiving … Continue reading

25 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Object Thursday: Pirates Off Cuba! 1829

Many Rhode Islanders’ letters and records document foreign lands and more particularly their waters. The Collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society reflect and preserve that history — but not … Continue reading

14 May 2015 · Leave a comment

Happy R.I. Independence Day!

Happy Rhode Island Independence Day! Happy Independence Day Rhode Island! Two full months before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia declared independence from Great Britain, the General Assembly of Rhode Island passed … Continue reading

4 May 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Stanton Beldon’s 1862 Diary on Twitter!

  • Mr. Spalding preached to-day at Fruit Hill – his closing sermon, for the present - preached 8 Sabbaths. 2 years ago
  • A great battle yesterday at Manassas junction on the old ground of the former battle. Federal arms victorious. 8000 of our men killed. 2 years ago
  • I have marketed my fruit to-day as usual. Apples are plenty and low. We are also busy on our wood-house. 2 years ago

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