A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Category Archives: Exhibits

Of Feet and Seats

If you were to eavesdrop on some specialists discussing furniture without seeing the objects they see, you might wonder what you were listening to. Enthusiastic descriptions of curvaceous and sensual … Continue reading

28 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Best Foot Forward

These delightful little slippers were worn by Frances Mary Eldredge of Brooklyn, Connecticut at her marriage to Dr. Daniel Lyman of Woodstock, CT on June 26, 1811. In early Federal … Continue reading

3 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Happy R.I. Independence Day!

Happy Rhode Island Independence Day! Happy Independence Day Rhode Island! Two full months before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia declared independence from Great Britain, the General Assembly of Rhode Island passed … Continue reading

4 May 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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