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Evans named to CMO role at Commerce RI

PROVIDENCE – Heather Evans is the new chief marketing officer of R.I. Commerce Corp., effective immediately, Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor announced May 21.Evans most...
THE RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL for the Humanities has announced it is distributing $140,000 worth of grants to 15 nonprofits to fund humanities initiatives.

15 R.I. civic and cultural groups receive $140K in Humanities Council...

PROVIDENCE – Fifteen civic and cultural organizations are receiving a total of $140,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities that...

Five Questions With: Becca Bender

In a new position for the Rhode Island Historical Society, Becca Bender will serve as film archivist and curator of recorded media, the historical...

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,...
THE RHODE ISLAND Council for the Humanities announced 14 arts, culture and education groups from across the state would share in $136,429 in new grants. Each grant ranges in size from $5,000 to $12,000. / COURTESY RICH

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities announces $136K in grants

PROVIDENCE - Fourteen local organizations will share $136,429 in new Rhode Island Council for the Humanities grants, ranging in size from $12,000 to $5,000,...
RICHARD RING is the deputy executive director of collections and interpretation at the Rhode Island Historical Society. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Five Questions With: Richard Ring

A graduate of Ohio State University, Richard Ring, Rhode Island Historical Society deputy executive director of collections and interpretation, has had a lifetime love...
RICHARD RING has been appointed the new deputy executive director of collections and interpretation at the Rhode Island Historical Society, where he will be responsible for a staff of seven at the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, which is responsible for cataloging, acquisitions and conservation. / COURTESY RICHARD RING

RIHS appoints Ring new deputy executive director of collections and interpretation

PROVIDENCE – In a late November release the Rhode Island Historical Society announced the appointment of Richard Ring as deputy executive director for collections...
THE RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY announced a new Smith Hill tour to be added to its collection of Rhode Tours, bringing its total number of tours in Providence to four. /COURTESY PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

Rhode Tour coming to Smith Hill

PROVIDENCE – A new “Rhode Tour” will debut in the Smith Hill area Dec. 14, the Rhode Island Historical Society announced Monday.The neighborhood tour...
NEW APPOINTMENTS WERE made to the Rhode Island Historical Society's board of trustees during its annual meeting on Nov. 8. From left, Luther W. Spoehr, senior lecturer in the departments of education and history at Brown University, was elected board chair; RIHS Executive Director Morgan Grefe; and James P. Loring, chief financial officer, treasurer and senior vice president at Amica Mutual Insurance Co., who will be succeeded by Spoehr as chair. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Rhode Island Historical Society announces new board appointments

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Historical Society hosted its 196th annual meeting Nov. 8, where multiple appointments to its board of trustees were made.Luther...
THE BROWN FACULTY CLUB building, at 1 Magee St. in Providence, is the most notable building on the street. City Councilman Sam Zurier has introduced a resolution to rename the street Bannister Street. / COURTESY ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CLUBS

Zurier introduces resolution to rename Magee Street as Bannister Street

PROVIDENCE – A Providence City Councilman has introduced a resolution that would rename Magee Street in College Hill, named for a former slave trader....
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