A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

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

Attention all Lovers of Nature!

“To the attention of travelers, sea faring men, and all lovers of nature and nature’s handy works, who are willing to lend their aid in promoting the cause of science, … Continue reading

17 June 2016 · Leave a comment


Everyone loves Rhode Island’s harbor seals but I love the seals in the R.I.H.S. Collections. They make any document more eye-catching, as their creator intended. Seals are most often used to … Continue reading

3 June 2016 · Leave a comment

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