A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Maps in the Rhode Island Historical Society Collection

  There are just over 3,500 maps in our collection, all of which are cataloged and available through NETOP. The collection includes atlases, nautical charts, plat maps, fire insurance maps, … Continue reading

31 March 2017 · Leave a comment

I gcás ina bhfuil na mná?: Irish Women in Rhode Island

Irish immigrants to Rhode Island have forged an enduring legacy. Famous individuals such as Rev. James McSparran (1680-1757) and philosopher George Berkeley (1685-1753) made their marks on early Rhode Island … Continue reading

16 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Rhode Island Women in Action: A Force for Local Food

The Providence Housewives League The Providence Housewives League held their first meeting on September 27, 1912, with an aim to organize and educate housewives on the economics of the home, … Continue reading

3 March 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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