A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

World Elephant Day

Today is World Elephant Day! To celebrate and honor these amazing animals, we decided to re-post a piece written about one of our favorite collection items, The Elephant broadside from … Continue reading

12 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Of Feet and Seats

If you were to eavesdrop on some specialists discussing furniture without seeing the objects they see, you might wonder what you were listening to. Enthusiastic descriptions of curvaceous and sensual … Continue reading

28 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Fun in the Sun!

Every year people flock to the beaches of Rhode Island for some fun in the sun.Beach front entertainment took on many forms as the years progressed from those first hesitant … Continue reading

14 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Wonderfully Weird Wool

Ask any staff member of the Rhode Island Historical Society “What’s the weirdest thing you have seen while working here?” and I am sure we would each give an extremely … Continue reading

30 June 2016 · 1 Comment

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