A new exhibit at the Rhode Island State Archives offers the public a unique opportunity to view remarkable and curious items spanning hundreds of years of our state's history. These items range from examples of colonial money, both authentic and counterfeit, to records of piracy trials, and even H.P. Lovecraft's death certificate.
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 chapter in our nation’s collective identity. A new exhibit at the Rhode Island State Archives commemorates the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and offers a glimpse into the conflict’s impact on our state.