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RIHS Open House

(3.19) Join the Rhode Island Historical Society this Saturday, March 19, for the first of its Bicentennial Jubilees, featuring an 1822 open house at the Society’s Aldrich House headquarters. The program will begin at 1pm, with timed tickets offering entry each hour until 4pm. Program attendees will be treated to a variety of 1822-inspired presentations, […]

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Winter Festivities At John Brown House

(12.4) The Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) will be hosting a Winter Market and Festival this Saturday on the John Brown House lawn. The event will highlight local artisans, musical performers, storytellers, and food vendors, as well as “A Rhode Island Winter’s Tale,” a new winter-themed exhibit on display inside of the John Brown House

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Deck The Doors — Benefit Street

The Rhode Island Historical Society and Providence Preservation Society kick off the holiday season this Saturday with events featuring the historic houses on Benefit Street. Real Life: The Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) will host “Deck the Doors,” a free, week-long holiday stroll along Benefit Street beginning at 8am and running through the following Saturday,

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Winter Lights Market/Tree Lightings

(12.7) There’s a lot going on downtown this weekend at the PVD Winter Lights Market. New this year: caroling down Washington Street with Scrooge from Trinity Rep. Also of interest will be the illuminated public art and the family friendly programming. Activities and performances include: Providence Holiday Saxophone Choir, a group dedicated to spreading the

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RIHS Rehabs 210-Year Old Theater Curtain

What a treat. In anticipation of their 2020 theme “Spotlight RI: Performing Arts in Rhode Island,” the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) launched a conservation of this spectacular 19th-century theatrical drop-scene, a Providence panorama. Fabricated from ten linen panels, and measuring 15 x 24 feet overall, this curtain was originally installed as a backdrop for

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Two Lovecraft Events At RIHS

Okay Howard, big smile for the camera. The Rhode Island Historical Society is hosting two H.P. Lovecraft events this week. Thursday, March 21st, 6:30pm, free — Lecture by Niels S. Hobbs, “Gods”: Atheism and the Cthulhu Mythos. (More about Hobbs.) Niels S. Hobbs will explore the world-renowned literary mythology created by Providence’s own author of

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