The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state's oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island's past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st -century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.
People often ask how the RIHS has built its collection over the past 201 years. Meet with two key members of the acquisition committee, Deputy Executive Director of Collections & Interpretation Richard Ring and Associate Director of the Robinson Research Center Phoebe Bean, as they discuss the process of taking in new pieces and highlight recent arrivals.
This Virtual Talk is part one of our weekly Love Our Collections series.
Date & Time
Thu, Feb 1, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM