A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Fighting Like Heroes: Accounts of the Battle of R.I., 1778

The Battle of Rhode Island, also known as the Battle of Quaker Hill, occurred August 29, 1778 in Tiverton, R.I. on Aquidneck Island. It was one of the decisive battles … Continue reading

31 August 2017 · 1 Comment

High Summer Harvest

Photographs by Ernest K. Thomas One of our recent projects was the inventorying of the collection of a prolific but little-known Rhode Island photographer, E.K. Thomas. While sorting through several … Continue reading

17 August 2017 · Leave a comment

All that Jazz

To complement tonight’s Concert Under the Elms featuring the Greg Abate Quartet, we have pulled a few jazz numbers from our collections. The Celebrity Club operated in Providence from 1949-1960 … Continue reading

3 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

“Don’t Give Up the Ship!” This post is inspired by my son’s upcoming voyage on the Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Oliver Hazard Perry; he will be sailing from Boston, MA … Continue reading

20 July 2017 · Leave a comment

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