A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

From Prussia with Love

Karl Eschoff, an orphan boy taken in by Frederick the Great, leaves Prussia, becomes a merchant and woos a wealthy businessman’s beloved daughter. Karl’s mother died when he was three … Continue reading

20 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Cream Puff Murder

Every once in a while a research question sticks with us. A while ago we received a request from a patron looking into a family story that had been passed … Continue reading

6 January 2017 · 2 Comments

A Solstice Almanac Tale

We have just celebrated the Winter Solstice yesterday, Dec. 21st.¬† Today we look at the seasons of yore, specifically 1795 when the solstice was on the same date. ¬†These are … Continue reading

22 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Dreams of Summer

I will visit the beach in Rhode Island any time of year, even to the point of inflicting a trip on friends from the South in January. But as the … Continue reading

15 December 2016 · Leave a comment

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