A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Tag Archives: Rhode Island

Slate Rock, The Landing Place of Roger Williams

  Although it is now largely forgotten, Rhode Islanders of the nineteenth century considered Slate Rock to be one of Providence‚Äôs most historically significant landmarks. The boulder was a prominent … Continue reading

3 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Rogue Island

Smuggling in Colonial Rhode Island and the Gaspee Affair On June 9, 1772 the British customs schooner Gaspee ran aground in Narragansett Bay while pursuing a Rhode Island sloop suspected … Continue reading

1 February 2019 · 2 Comments

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

You are HERE: Maps at the RIHS

This blog is in honor of our (and very first successful) Netop Night at the Robinson Research Center! We hold one of the most complete collections of printed and manuscript … Continue reading

14 September 2017 · 3 Comments

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