A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

The Good, the Bad, and the Awesome

The GOOD Esek Hopkins was born on April 26, 1718 in Scituate, Rhode Island to William Hopkins and Ruth Wilkinson. Esek was one of nine children and brother to Stephen … Continue reading

21 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Dear Howard

The collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society have their own storied past and the current curators walk through the trails forged and catalogues established by our predecessors. My favorite … Continue reading

29 March 2016 · 2 Comments

Tools of the Temperance Movement

Oh the stories we can tell after a night of fun and celebration! Sometimes those stories turn into warnings for others. History shows us this is nothing new. To counter … Continue reading

18 March 2016 · 1 Comment

Best Foot Forward

These delightful little slippers were worn by Frances Mary Eldredge of Brooklyn, Connecticut at her marriage to Dr. Daniel Lyman of Woodstock, CT on June 26, 1811. In early Federal … Continue reading

3 March 2016 · Leave a comment

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