A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Tag Archives: costume

Fun in the Sun!

Every year people flock to the beaches of Rhode Island for some fun in the sun.Beach front entertainment took on many forms as the years progressed from those first hesitant … Continue reading

14 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Best Foot Forward

These delightful little slippers were worn by Frances Mary Eldredge of Brooklyn, Connecticut at her marriage to Dr. Daniel Lyman of Woodstock, CT on June 26, 1811. In early Federal … Continue reading

3 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Object Thursday: Accounting for Overhalls

The Reverend Enos Hitchcock is an interesting figure, not only for his role as a Continental Army chaplain during the Revolutionary War and his service as pastor to the First … Continue reading

31 October 2013 · Leave a comment

Object Thursday: Grenadier’s Caps at Gallery Night

Just back from conservation and display in Boston, tonight’s Brief Encounter will feature the ca. 1745 British Grenadier’s cap from the RIHS museum collection. This silk velvet cap was once … Continue reading

17 October 2013 · Leave a comment

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