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
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
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
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