Notes on collections and events at the RIHS
This is a busy time at the Historical Society, and while we have an events calendar as well as a separate listing of Library-specific events, here are three ongoing and upcoming events to keep in mind as you plan the next few weeks:
The first in our series of workshops on Jewish genealogy took place last night, and featured a lot of helpful genealogical advice from George Goodwin and Barbara Carroll. The next session will take place next Wednesday, the 28th, from 6:30-8:30. It’s not too late to register for that session, which will focus on RIHS-specific resources, so visit the calendar for more information on how to do that.
This Saturday is Home Movie Day at the Aldrich House. You can drop off your films (8mm, Super 8, or 16mm) at the Library through Friday. On Saturday, they’ll be on the big screen, and you can get advice on how to care for them. Click here for more information.
Finally, on Saturday, November 7th from 10 to 12:30 we’re offering a workshop on the topic of Caring for Your Family Papers. If you have a box of important family materials that looks like this:then the workshop will be perfect for you. Karen Eberhart, the Library’s Special Collections Curator, will provide a hands-on demonstration of what to do to make sure that the irreplaceable materials documenting your family history are available for the long term. Participants will also receive an archival starter kit with some basic archival supplies. The workshop will be held at the Library, and space is limited, so reserve a spot by calling (401) 273-8107 x12. More information available through the events calendar.