Exhibits

A Lively Experiment: Rhode Island's Colonial Charter, 1661-1843

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Commemorating the 350th anniversary of Rhode Island’s Royal Charter of 1663, this exhibit features an array of original documents including the 1721…
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A Slice of Life (Past) - Woonsocket and the Blackstone Valley

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Providing an historic view of Woonsocket and the Blackstone River Valley, the “Slice of Life (Past)” exhibit features a multitude of images and…
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Fun in Little Rhody

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The new exhibit at State Archives titled, Fun in Little Rhody, is a retrospective of recreational activities of residents and tourists from images…
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Our World Fifty Years Ago - 1964

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The newest exhibit at State Archives titled, Our World Fifty Years Ago - 1964, provides a snapshot of life in Rhode Island a half century ago. …
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The Civil War Brought Home: Rhode Island During the Rebellion

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150 years ago this April, the Confederate army surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia signaling the end of the Civil War and the start of a new…
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Historic Odds, Ends, and Other Curiosities

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A new exhibit at the Rhode Island State Archives offers the public a unique opportunity to view remarkable and curious items spanning hundreds of…
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Charities & Corrections: Life at the State Institutions

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A new exhibit at the Rhode Island State Archives, entitled “Charities & Corrections: Life at the State Institutions”, features never before seen…
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Thomas Wilson Dorr: Rhode Island's Reform Governor

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A new "pop up" exhibit series at the State House Library will highlight the exceptional holdings of the Rhode Island State Archives. Exhibitions of…
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1776 - Rhode Island in the Year of Independence

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Have you ever seen a copy of Declaration of Independence in person? Do you know what George Washington’s handwriting looks like?

In 1776, the…
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Virtual Exhibits