A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Happy New Year… in April?

It started with a patron, a picture and a juicy story. A patron was looking for photos taken by Providence Journal contributor Frank Warren Marshall (1886-1960) when she came across … Continue reading

13 April 2017 · 4 Comments

Maps in the Rhode Island Historical Society Collection

  There are just over 3,500 maps in our collection, all of which are cataloged and available through NETOP. The collection includes atlases, nautical charts, plat maps, fire insurance maps, … Continue reading

31 March 2017 · Leave a comment

I gcás ina bhfuil na mná?: Irish Women in Rhode Island

Irish immigrants to Rhode Island have forged an enduring legacy. Famous individuals such as Rev. James McSparran (1680-1757) and philosopher George Berkeley (1685-1753) made their marks on early Rhode Island … Continue reading

16 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Rhode Island Women in Action: A Force for Local Food

The Providence Housewives League The Providence Housewives League held their first meeting on September 27, 1912, with an aim to organize and educate housewives on the economics of the home, … Continue reading

3 March 2017 · Leave a comment

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