A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Tag Archives: American Revolutionary War

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

The Good, the Bad, and the Awesome

The GOOD Esek Hopkins was born on April 26, 1718 in Scituate, Rhode Island to William Hopkins and Ruth Wilkinson. Esek was one of nine children and brother to Stephen … Continue reading

21 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Pushing Paper: Collections Highlight

For Rhode Island one of the most important events of the late 18th Century was the opening of paper mills in Providence. This was significant because early Rhode Island printers … Continue reading

29 January 2016 · Leave a comment

Happy R.I. Independence Day!

Happy Rhode Island Independence┬áDay! Happy Independence Day Rhode Island! Two full months before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia declared independence from Great Britain, the General Assembly of Rhode Island passed … Continue reading

4 May 2015 · Leave a comment

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