A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Lola’s Ball Gown

Lola Elda Del Sesto (Farrone) was born on November 01, 1909, she was the wife of Rhode Island governor Christopher Del Sesto. According to the Rhode Island Senate Resolution from … Continue reading

9 July 2018 · Leave a comment

AN-6530 Goggles

This summer, the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Collections department is excited to host an undergraduate Arts Intern from the Studio Institute, Debby de Afonseca. Debby’s project will include work at … Continue reading

25 June 2018 · Leave a comment

Carrington P. Slade: Patriot of Bristol, R.I.

The R.I.H.S. has acquired a stirring Civil War letter written by Carrington Palmer Slade (1845-1918), an African American, Rhode Island sailor who was aboard the U.S. Sloop Housatonic¬†at a crucial … Continue reading

21 June 2018 · Leave a comment

“…went a clamming”

    “In the afternoon Grandma, Mother and myself went a clamming.” -Mary (June 7, 1857)     Mary Matilda Dawley was born on January 29th 1841 in North Kingston, … Continue reading

7 June 2018 · 1 Comment

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