Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Celebrates 150th Jubilee on the Rocks How do you celebrate a 150th birthday? With special events all year long, and of course, plenty of cake. Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, in Riverside, marks its 150th jubilee in 2021. Rhode Islanders of all ages and lighthouse lovers from far and near are invited to join in the celebration.
The Wilbury Theatre Group in collaboration with The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities’ Culture is Key Initiative presents Streaming for Free Sunday, February 21 at 6pm PROVIDENCE, RI (February 8, 2021) – The Wilbury Theatre Group has proudly been commissioned by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to participate in Culture is Key, an initiative to “understand, test, and evaluate the
Free Virtual Valley Talks Continue with Exploration of the Environmental Legacies of Manufacturing WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Valley Talks, a series of biweekly historical lectures by the Museum of Work & Culture, continues Sunday, February 21 at 1pm on Zoom. MEXICO, MAINE Writers Kerri Arsenault and Rebecca Altman will present “Paper or Plastic? Legacies of Work, Family,
NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW . . . BY DON DOUCETTE I think of all the old wagons during the late 1940s my father burned to gather scrap iron and now realize the skilled work invested to construct those vintage horse-drawn vehicles. During those years, local farm fields were littered with antique and abandoned farm equipment
About the Project In 2022, the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) will mark our 200th anniversary. We have been collecting, preserving and sharing Rhode Island’s stories since 1822, and we are committed to expanding access to collections and programs and broadening the scope of stories we tell. To recognize and celebrate this milestone, the staff
Registration is open for our 2021 virtual conference on Environmental Justice If you have already registered, please forward this email to a colleague or friend March 17, 2021 | 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. What is Environmental Justice? Register here. Details below March 24, 2021 | 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Supporting Public Access to Recreational Waters Register here. Details below March 31, 2021 | 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Virtual Lectures to Explore African-American Art of the 20th Century bearden-empress-of-the-blues-169-Bearden Linden Place Mansion hosts talks highlighting the lives and work of influential African-American artists. Charles-White-I-Been-Rebuked-I-Been-Scorned-Solid-as-a-Rock. In celebration of Black History Month, Linden Place Mansion is hosting a series of talks, held virtually, highlighting African-American art and artists of the 20th Century. These timely talks
Environmental Protection a Top Priority at Quonset Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) recently took extraordinary measures to protect the marine environment in advance of a project to remove undersea rock from Narragansett Bay. The effort was part of a project to create a deeper channel to allow General Dynamics/Electric Boat Division (EB) to expand their submarine
Capital preservation grants on the ballot March 2 1691 Clemence-Irons House On March 2, Rhode Islanders will vote in a special election. A “yes” vote on Question 6 supports authorizing the issuance of $1 million in bonds for the State Preservation Grants program. State Preservation Grants support the restoration, preservation, and adaptive reuse of public and nonprofit-owned
NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES Providence, Rhode Island— At the 199th annual meeting of the Rhode Island Historical Society, held virtually on November 17, the Rhode Island Historical Society welcomed a slate of newly elected officers and trustees. Officers included Robert Sloan, Jr. as Chair; Anthony Calandrelli as Vice-Chair; Peter Miniati for Treasurer; and Winifred