Notes on collections at the RIHS
In Early May the library exterior was covered in scaffolding to prepare for the work on the new library roof—no small project. It has been fascinating to see the progress and to watch the men working in all weather; RAIN OR SHINE, they are up on the roof. We asked one of the crew to take a couple of pictures of the view from above. Here is what you can see on a sunny day–
In 1928 the church closed at this location, the steeple was taken down, and it became the Tockwotton Branch Library. In 1963 the Rhode Island Historical Society purchased the building to open the RIHS Library.
The slate roof going up this month is meant to last a very long time. The pictures taken in late May give some idea of the scale of the project. The library will continue to have normal open hours for researchers. See our website for more information: www.rihs.org.