A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

High Summer Harvest

Photographs by Ernest K. Thomas One of our recent projects was the inventorying of the collection of a prolific but little-known Rhode Island photographer, E.K. Thomas. While sorting through several … Continue reading

17 August 2017 · Leave a comment

All that Jazz

To complement tonight’s Concert Under the Elms featuring the Greg Abate Quartet, we have pulled a few jazz numbers from our collections. The Celebrity Club operated in Providence from 1949-1960 … Continue reading

3 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

“Don’t Give Up the Ship!” This post is inspired by my son’s upcoming voyage on the Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Oliver Hazard Perry; he will be sailing from Boston, MA … Continue reading

20 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Odes for the Fourth of July, 1796

For this holiday week celebrating the Declaration of Independence from Britain in 1776, I delved into the R.I.H.S. collections to find some patriotic treasure. In 1796 this broadside was printed … Continue reading

7 July 2017 · Leave a comment

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