A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Category Archives: RIHS Events

Object Thursday: The Declaration of Independence

Tonight, Thursday, July 3rd,  the Rhode Island Historical Society will display a rare, original Rhode Island edition of the Declaration of Independence at the John Brown House Museum, 52 Power … Continue reading

3 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Object Thursday: A Chair, and the Measure of a Man

John Brown, by all estimates, was not a small man. His waistcoat measurements lead one historical clothing expert to estimate John Brown’s height at 6 foot 2 or 3 inches, … Continue reading

17 January 2013 · 1 Comment

History Many Ways: What Cheer! Day 2012

One of the most rewarding things about working at the RIHS is the opportunity to share our wonderful collections with our members and with the public. The incredible thing about … Continue reading

11 October 2012 · 1 Comment

What Cheer! Day Preparation Underway

It’s a busy week for us here at the RIHS, as everyone prepares for our first What Cheer! Day  on Saturday, October 13. There are activities at every site: lectures … Continue reading

9 October 2012 · 1 Comment

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