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.
The RIHS cares for a large and impressive collection of samplers, some of which will be displayed in the Aldrich House in 2024. RIHS Cabinet Keeper and Library Collections Manager Dana Signe K. Munroe and Deputy Executive Director of Collections & Interpretation Richard Ring will showcase some of the intricate samplers in our collection along with some love tokens featuring embroidery and wood carving in honor of Valentine’s Day.
This Virtual Talk is part one of our weekly Love Our Collections series.
Date & Time
Thu, Feb 15, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM