Ongoing Exhibit: Rhode Island: Faith and Freedon

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sat 9:30 AM-Mon 5:30 PM

Cost: Free & Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Reference Department (1st Floor)

Sat, 2014-03-01 09:30 - Mon, 2014-03-31 17:30

Visit the R.I. Historical Society’s traveling exhibit during March on Level 1 of the Providence Public Library!

In 2013, Rhode Island commemorated the 350th anniversary of its colonial charter, which granted individuals the freedom to worship without government intrusion.  Consequently, many faith communities took root in Rhode Island in the centuries that followed.  Rhode Island became a haven for those who wished to escape persecution, yet it also was a colony and, later, a state that denied liberties to some of its inhabitants.

In the exhibit Rhode Island: Faith and Freedom, you'll be introduced to some of the lesser known founders of faith communities who have shaped the Ocean State.  You'll learn the role that institutions of faith and their founders have played in our cultural consciousness.  And, you'll see some of the ways that Rhode Islanders have fought for freedoms that have been restricted or taken away.

For more information, visit the RI Historical Society web site:

This exhibit is funded by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.