A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Hat Honor

According to theĀ Guide to the Records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) in New EnglandĀ the Society of Friends, largely known as Quakers, was formed in England in the early … Continue reading

26 July 2018 · Leave a comment

Mary Queen of Scots

The Mary Queen of Scots bed set was donated to the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1953 by Henry A. Hoffman from Litchfield, Connecticut, the set is estimated to date … Continue reading

19 July 2018 · Leave a comment

Lola’s Ball Gown

Lola Elda Del Sesto (Farrone) was born on November 01, 1909, she was the wife of Rhode Island governor Christopher Del Sesto. According to the Rhode Island Senate Resolution from … Continue reading

9 July 2018 · Leave a comment

AN-6530 Goggles

This summer, the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Collections department is excited to host an undergraduate Arts Intern from the Studio Institute, Debby de Afonseca. Debby’s project will include work at … Continue reading

25 June 2018 · Leave a comment

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