A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Ginger Crackers

Holiday cookie edition of our Cooking (from) the Books series This recipe for ginger crackers comes from the Congdon family papers, MSS 363. This handwritten recipe book, ca. 1840 includes … Continue reading

11 December 2017 · Leave a comment

William Greene Roelker (1886 – 1953)

“Live by faith and not on figures” William Greene Roelker, Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society from 1940 – 1953, was a great force while heading the Society; with … Continue reading

7 December 2017 · Leave a comment

From the Diary of Theodora Armington

Written in the late 1880s, this petite diary of Theodora G. (Bowen) Armington (1877-1967) includes almost yearly entries about Thanksgiving from the age of nine up until her early twenties. … Continue reading

21 November 2017 · Leave a comment

Microfilm Blog Series #1

For your consideration: a new series that will help researchers navigate our microfilm collection and highlight all of the resources that can be found on these tiny reels of film. … Continue reading

9 November 2017 · 2 Comments

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