A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Burnt with Fire

A Family history of murder and intrigue Everyone knows of the infamous New Englander Lizzie Borden. What people may not know: she wasn’t the first person in her family to … Continue reading

24 May 2018 · Leave a comment

“There was no better officer in either army”

George Sears Greene was born May 6, 1801 in Warwick, R.I. to Caleb Greene & Sarah Robinson Greene. He graduated from West Point in 1823, and served as an artillery … Continue reading

3 May 2018 · Leave a comment

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Now on display at the Robinson Research Center: A Century of Women’s Organizations in Rhode Island   A Sphere of Infinite and Indeterminate Radius: The Rhode Island Women’s Club The … Continue reading

26 April 2018 · Leave a comment

Life is a verb, not a noun.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist and served … Continue reading

29 March 2018 · Leave a comment

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