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C. Morgan Grefe
Rhode Island Historical Society executive director
C. Morgan Grefe became executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Society in 2011, after serving as director of its Goff Center for Education and Public Programs for six years. She is the author of “The World in One Square Mile: Central Falls,” a children’s historical fiction book. / COURTESY GAGE M. PRENTISS

Experiment, collaborate

Rhode Island’s more than 450 history and heritage organizations preserve the very things that embody the stories of our state. Now, when our students,...

RIHS, PPS team up for home decorating events along Benefit Street

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Providence Preservation Society are combining efforts this season starting on Dec. 5. From 3:30 p.m. to...

Museum of Work & Culture to host memory loss programs

WOONSOCKET – A new monthly series at the Museum of Work & Culture is designed for people with memory loss and their caretakers. Living Memories...

R.I. Historical Society celebrates restoration of oldest American theater scenery

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Historical Society will celebrate the recent restoration of an early, massive view of Providence, painted on a theater drop...

R.I. civil rights history exhibit to open with panel discussion, speaking...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Historical Society, the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission are celebrating the...

Five Questions With: Elizabeth Williams

Gorham Manufacturing Co. is the hub of a Providence walking tour offered by the Rhode Island Historical Society and the “Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance...

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,...

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