Rhode Island history

Submitted by kwells on Tuesday September 17, 2013

Continuing my interest in highlighting the wide-ranging interests of our researchers, I'd like to draw your attention to a hilarious blog post by our

Submitted by kwells on Tuesday August 27, 2013

Free museum passes to learn more about Rhode Island history!  Sponsored by the Smithsonian Museums, a number of Rhode Island museums are opening their doors for free, ticketed guests on September 28th.  

Submitted by kwells on Tuesday August 20, 2013

Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft!

Fans of horror and suspense owe much to native Rhode Islander H.P. Lovecraft as his influence on the genre has been huge and only continues to grow.  If you don't

Submitted by kwells on Friday August 16, 2013

Now follow the Rhode Island Collection on Instagram at rhodeislandcollection for cool photographs of items from our collection.  The account is updated several times a week and showcases interesting tidbits and images as I

Submitted by kwells on Saturday July 20, 2013

During this heat wave, it's hard to complain about being inside in the air conditioning.  But one of the best parts of living in Rhode Island is getting to the beach.  And so I've spent some time this

Submitted by kwells on Friday July 05, 2013

The Rhode Island Collection has over 75 published pamphlets and printed speeches related to the celebration of Independence Day going back as early as 1788.  Rhode Islanders have a storied tradition of celebrating Fourth of July - most

Submitted by kwells on Saturday June 15, 2013

Hurricane season on the east coast started on June 1st.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is predicting an active