A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Tearing Down the Walls…Carefully

Nowadays conversations about wallpaper are normally about computer desktops. For hundreds of years, however, honest-to-goodness paper wallpaper was a highly fashionable and important element of interior design. Indeed, according to … Continue reading

16 October 2020 · Leave a comment

Summer Memories

Did you ever spend sweet gleeful hours in the House of Horror, the Penny Arcade, and the Palladium? For many Rhode Islanders, Rocky Point Amusement Park in Warwick is the … Continue reading

8 October 2020 · Leave a comment

Mystery Case

In the basement of the John Brown House, in a white-tiled storage room, in an archival box of men’s personal items, there is a small tortoiseshell case. The item is … Continue reading

6 August 2020 · Leave a comment

In Memoriam: Paul R. Campbell

In Memoriam: Paul R. Campbell 1948-2020 The Rhode Island Historical Society joins the Rhode Island research community to mourn the passing of Paul R. Campbell. A prolific researcher and author … Continue reading

4 August 2020 · Leave a comment

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