A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Vintage Valentines

Vintage Valentines Selections from the R.I.H.S. Ephemera Collection.   American Makers George C. Whitney, The Whitney Valentine Company (Worcester, MA*):   Louis Prang “Father of the American Christmas Card”, L. … Continue reading

14 February 2017 · 1 Comment

Of Proxies and People

A member of the Rhode Island Historical Society for over 30 years, Daniel C. Schofield, 79, of Westerly, passed away on January 24, 2017. ┬áHe was avid Rhode Island historian … Continue reading

3 February 2017 · 2 Comments

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

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