Notes on collections at the RIHS
As we head in to the autumn months, we’re offering a full schedule of lectures, workshops and other events at the Historical Society:
21 October: Gallery Night at the John Brown House: “If These Walls Could Talk… Fifty-nine in ‘84”.
CANCELLED: 27 October: “From Sweetwater to Seawater: An Environmental and Atlantic History of Narragansett Bay, 1636-1836” by Chris Pastore, one of this year’s NERFC scholars.
30 October: “Original Skin: A History of Books and Leather in New England” by the Historical Society’s Printed Collections Librarian, Phoebe Bean.
6 November: The series of preservation workshops continues with a session on preserving textiles by the Historical Society’s Collections Registrar, Dana Munroe.
10 November: The Historical Society’s 189th Annual Meeting.
13 November: “The Preservation Movement Then and Now,” at the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket.
1 December: Christine DeLucia, another NERFC scholar, offers “Trails of Memory in the Narragansett Country: Native and Settler Place-Traditions in Rhode Island after King Philip’s War”.