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IN A STATEMENT THURSDAY, Brown University announced a $5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will fund efforts to catalog, photography and establish a professional inventory of the school's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology collection prior to a yet-to-be-determined relocation to Providence from Bristol. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown receives $5M to prep Haffenreffer Museum for a move to...

PROVIDENCE – Preparation for a planned move from Bristol to Providence for the Brown University Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology was announced Thursday after the...

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...

There’s a cost to preserving history. Is R.I. willing to pay...

Rhode Island’s state archives, which include pre-1650 artifacts, have sat in nondescript commercial office space in a Providence flood zone, lacking proper preservation technology,...
LEAH BURGIN is the manager of museum education and programs at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Five Questions With: Leah Burgin

Leah Burgin joined Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology as the manager of museum education and programs in August 2017. Much of her previous...
FAMILY-OWNED: Pier Ice Plant in Narragansett was founded June 15, 1966, by owner Robert Shumate, above, and his father, Lawrence. Robert Shumate is a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe. He says he was lucky to grow up in a family that owned its own business. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

For R.I.’s indigenous people, good jobs and prosperity are often out...

For 51 years, Robert Shumate said he has been “keeping South ­County cool.” Owner of Pier Ice Plant in Narragansett and a Narragansett Indian Tribe...
BROWN UNIVERSITY and the Pokanoket Native American tribe have agreed to move a portion of land the tribe has occupied for a month in Bristol into a preservation trust to allow for access by the tribe and other Native American tribes with historical claims on the land. / PHOTO COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Land trust agreed upon by Pokanoket, Brown for Bristol land

PROVIDENCE – After 37 days of encampment on Brown University land in Bristol, the Pokanoket Native American group and Ivy League university have agreed...

Tribe, Ivy League Brown debate law, morality

On Aug. 20 approximately 50 members of the Pokanoket nation, an indigenous group that claims ties to Colonial-era Wampanoag leader King Philip, or Metacom,...
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