History

Own A Piece Of RI State House History

Rhode Island residents will soon be able to own a piece of the white Georgia marble that was originally destined for our beautiful State House. Farm Fresh RI will be hosting a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates history, art, and community with rescued pieces of this special marble: ‘Own a Piece of Rhode Island State House […]

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‘View The Vault’ At Joukowsky

(4.26) Who doesn’t love a good vault. It’s not that museums keep their good stuff hidden away out of perversity, but they usually have more stuff than shelf space and some objects just don’t quite make the cut. The good people at Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute occasionally bring these hidden gems and oddities out for

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RI Black Heritage Society — Two Exhibits

Located on the RIC campus, the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society is dedicated to the preservation of artifacts — books, art, pamphlets, letters, images, and any other historical material — relating to the history of the Black community in Rhode Island, and the telling of the story of the descendants of the African Diaspora. There

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AS220 November Galleries

Ragnar! This image caught my attention before I even saw the title, “Ragnar Lodbrok.” Andrew Mignacca’s oil painting is part of this month’s exhibition in the AS220 Main Gallery, up now through November 26. The galleries are open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5pm, or by appointment. AS220 Project Space, 93 Mathewson Street: Flow

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Betsey Williams Cottage Open House

(10.15) Step back in time to explore the Betsey Williams Cottage, home to Roger Williams’ great-great-great granddaughters, Betsey and Rhoda Williams. An open house is scheduled for this Saturday morning, with two more on the calendar in November and December. In the 1773 cottage that today sits beneath a massive sycamore tree, Betsey Williams, the

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October Is Archaeology Month

The state Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission will be celebrating RI Archaeology Month with tours and digs and workshops, all free and open to the public. Events take place around the state; here in the Providence area the calendar includes events (some virtual) at the North Burial Ground, Slater Mill, and the Haffenreffer Museum. October

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Finally, Roger Williams Streetwear

Walk into Cured Collection, the vintage and streetwear store at the mall, and there among the expected selection of sneakers, caps, and racks of sports, superhero, and band tour T-shirts, is our beloved 17th-century founder, Roger Williams. More specifically, this just released casual shirt features the iconic monument and view at Prospect Terrace on Congdon

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Drink In History — Green Line Apothecary

(6.25) Sorry for the lateness of this announcement, but there is still time to join the Rhode Island Historical Society today at the Green Line Apothecary for a continuation of Drink in the History, their year-long series pairing RI beverages with history talks. Program guests will enjoy both Green Line’s house-made ice cream and a

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Gansett Brewery History On PBS

(5.25) In what Rhode Island PBS is calling a ‘lager than life’ film event, the newest Rhode Island PBS original documentary recounts the history of one of Rhode Island’s most famous icons: “Hi-Neighbor! The Story of the Narragansett Brewing Company” debuts at 8pm on Wednesday, May 25, on-air and online. I just watched the trailer

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