A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Category Archives: Faith & Freedom

A perfidious wretch: Hitchcock’s sermon on Arnold’s treason

By you probably know how much I like the Reverend Enos Hitchcock in all his forms and centuries. We are fortunate indeed to haveĀ  a collection of his papers, and … Continue reading

24 November 2013 · 1 Comment

Faith & Freedom Friday: Flag Day

June 14th is National Flag Day! To help get you in the mood to fly the American Flag today, we present two flags from our Textile Collection and a link … Continue reading

14 June 2013 · Leave a comment

Faith & Freedom Friday: The Reverend and the Governor

James MacSparran (1693-1757) was an Irish born Anglican minister who arrived in Narragansett on April 28, 1721 to take charge of the church of St. Paul. MacSparran (shown here in … Continue reading

7 June 2013 · 2 Comments

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

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