A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Cream Puff Murder

Every once in a while a research question sticks with us. A while ago we received a request from a patron looking into a family story that had been passed … Continue reading

6 January 2017 · Leave a comment

A Solstice Almanac Tale

We have just celebrated the Winter Solstice yesterday, Dec. 21st.  Today we look at the seasons of yore, specifically 1795 when the solstice was on the same date.  These are … Continue reading

22 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Dreams of Summer

I will visit the beach in Rhode Island any time of year, even to the point of inflicting a trip on friends from the South in January. But as the … Continue reading

15 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Fantastic Beasts!

In honor of the release of  the much anticipated movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theatres tomorrow, we wanted to share some beasts featured in a rare children’s book … Continue reading

17 November 2016 · Leave a comment

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