A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Sledding down College Hill

Even though the snow has melted in Providence for now, my winter sports dreams are still alive. In 1791 a group of merchants and land owners in Providence around Main … Continue reading

21 December 2017 · 2 Comments

Ginger Crackers

Holiday cookie edition of our Cooking (from) the Books series This recipe for ginger crackers comes from the Congdon family papers, MSS 363. This handwritten recipe book, ca. 1840 includes … Continue reading

11 December 2017 · Leave a comment

William Greene Roelker (1886 – 1953)

“Live by faith and not on figures” William Greene Roelker, Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society from 1940 – 1953, was a great force while heading the Society; with … Continue reading

7 December 2017 · 3 Comments

From the Diary of Theodora Armington

Written in the late 1880s, this petite diary of Theodora G. (Bowen) Armington (1877-1967) includes almost yearly entries about Thanksgiving from the age of nine up until her early twenties. … Continue reading

21 November 2017 · Leave a comment

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