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Exhibits

Rhode Island Revisited: The Collection of Howard W. Preston 1859-1936

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“Rhode Island Revisited: The Collections of Howard W. Preston, 1859 - 1936” includes an array of early photographs, postcard views and historical…

U.S. Presidents: Sources at the State Archives

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The "U.S. Presidents: Sources at the State Archives" exhibit features photos and documents ranging from President Lincoln's telegram telling Rhode…

Votes for Women

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"Votes for Women" commemorates the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to…

Mills: A Glimpse of Rhode Island's Past

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“Mills: a Glimpse of Rhode Island’s Past” depicts the heyday of Rhode Island’s dramatic mill era.

The exhibit includes an array of…

Rhode Island Votes: A Lively Look at Election History

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This historic view of voting in Rhode Island features an array of original manuscripts and memorabilia chronicling both past elections as well as…

A Battle Hard Fought - Rhode Island and the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Observance

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“A Battle Hard Fought” marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War by highlighting Rhode Island’s role in the War Between the…

J. Joseph Garrahy, 1930-2012

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John Joseph Garrahy was born in Providence, Rhode Island on November 26, 1930. He attended La Salle Academy, the University of Buffalo and the…

The People Speak: The Right of Petition to the General Assembly, 1738-1971

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Petitioning the Rhode Island General Assembly has been a right of the people for hundreds of years. This exhibit features an array of original…

RI Celebrates: Parades, Dedications and Commemorations

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This exhibit provides an historic view of celebratory festivities that have taken place in Rhode Island throughout the years. The items on display…

Rights of the People: A Rhode Island Constitution Established

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Commemorating the 170th anniversary of the state’s first Constitution effective on May 2, 1843, this exhibit features an array of original documents…