A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

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Object Thursday: Little Benjamin, or, Confess your Faults

Little eyes and little hands needed books too. The Rhode Island Historical Society holds a lovely collection of children’s books from the 18th and 19th centuries and a selection of … Continue reading

26 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Object Thursday: The Narragansett Basket

The Narragansett Basket is one of only two surviving 17th-century Algonkian baskets in the world. Despite an accompanying note describing a gift made in haste, the basket is in fact … Continue reading

19 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Faith & Freedom Friday: The Great American Family

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island finally voted to ratify the new United States constitution. This broadside, printed on May 31 of the same year by John Carter, served to … Continue reading

31 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Faith & Freedom Friday: At the State House

Until 5:30 yesterday, I’d planned to write about Enos Hitchcock, Revolutionary War chaplain. But after an hour and a half in the State House hallway, I decided there was interesting … Continue reading

10 May 2013 · Leave a comment

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