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.
Join City Cemetery Director Annalisa Heppner for a tour of selected interments, monuments, and landscape features at Providence’s North Burial Ground. “Meet” historical figures like Stephen Hopkins, Edward and Christiana Bannister, Sarah Helen Whitman, and other people whose stories you may not know….yet! Learn a little bit about headstone iconography, monument material choice, and the history of the burial ground itself. This tour is designed to give you a little glimpse into the expanse of history represented at North Burial Ground.
Date & Time
Tue, Oct 17, 2023 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM