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COURTESY HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND
Thursday, check out jewelry that was produced in Rhode Island or owned by some of the state’s historic families at the Lippitt House Museum.
Posted 3/26/13
Event Date
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Event Location
Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum
199 Hope St.
Providence
Additional Info
Admission: free to
members of Historic
New England and
Preserve Rhode
Island, $5 general
public. Registration
is required. For
more information or
to register, call
(617) 994-5959 or
visit the website.
Thursday, March 28,
7 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, learn about the history of jewelry in Rhode Island and get a peak at a few eye-catching pieces. Historic New England Associate Curator Laura Johnson will share information about the role Rhode Island’s jewelry manufacturing played in American jewelry production, and offer guests a firsthand look at her organization’s jewelry collection. Highlighted pieces include a mid-1800s tortoiseshell brooch, a 1930s green pendant made by Providence’s Little Nemo Co., and a bracelet from Rhode Island’s Chace family. Attendees will also learn about new research on the Ocean State’s jewelry industry.

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