A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

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

When is a sponge not a sponge?

I am an avid watcher of The Great British Bake Off on PBS. My sister reads a few British newspapers daily and knows the winner of the season airing on … Continue reading

3 July 2017 · Leave a comment

A Walk in the Woods

This past weekend I decided to take a hike in the woods, despite the fact that the sun really has not shown itself yet this season! The George B. Parker … Continue reading

8 June 2017 · Leave a comment

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