A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Category Archives: Collection Notes

Let My Love Open The Door: Part Two

When we left off last week it was January 1905 and Louise had said there was no hope…               Edward Tudor Gross, the youngest … Continue reading

8 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Let My Love Open the Door: Part One

Get revved up for a romantic Valentine’s Day by reading the exploits of a young man looking for love at the turn of the 20th Century…         … Continue reading

1 February 2018 · 1 Comment

A Stitch in Time

The 2018 programming theme for the Rhode Island Historical Society is Rest and Relaxation in Rhode Island. This can mean many things to different people but in this cold, wintery … Continue reading

18 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Where Everyone Knew Your Name: Barker’s Tavern, 1805-1807

Sometimes the R.I.H.S. collection items record a single moment in time or the life of single person. Today’s object documents a web of local townspeople and travelers who made a … Continue reading

11 January 2018 · 2 Comments

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