Rhode Island Heritage Quilt: Celebrating the Legacy of Black Women

  • March 12, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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 Join the Rhode Island Historical Society on Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm for a virtual talk with Maryland-based textile artist and quilter Sandra Smith on her work the Celebration of Rhode Island Heritage, a quilt designed for Roger Williams University honoring people of African American heritage who lived and worked in Rhode Island.

Smith will discuss how she started quilting, the history of the project, and how she went about researching the figures and events that are portrayed in the quilt. Smith will also highlight the stories of some of the individual stories featured on the quilt.

Date & Time

Tue, Mar 12, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rhode Island Historical Society

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.