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The yellow-brick, copper-crenellated Providence Armory, one of the most monumental structures in the city, anchors this historic neighborhood of wood-frame buildings and tree-lined streets. Owned by the State of Rhode Island and partially occupied…

In 1873, an economic depression gripped the country and threatened the future of the Gorham Manufacturing Company. The company’s skilled metalworkers and innovative designers had a reputation for creating quality goods, but none of these things…

What did Mashapaug Pond look like five years ago? Fifty years ago? Five hundred years ago? Five hundred million years ago? How was that terrain different from today? The physical appearance of the pond today has slowly evolved through the dual…

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Jewish Rhode Island

6 Locations ~ Curated by Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association (Cynthia Benjamin, Ruth Breindel, Geraldine Foster, Kate-Lynne Laroche, and Linda Lotridge Levin)

Mashapaug Pond

15 Locations ~ Curated by Brown University students in "Oral History and Community Memory," Spring 2014

Stories from Pawtucket

7 Locations ~ Curated by Brown University students in "Methods in Public Humanities," Spring 2014

Rhode Tour

Rhode Tour is a statewide mobile historical smartphone application. Captivating places, intriguing people, and exciting events fill Rhode Island's history. Rhode Tour offers a new way to interact with these untold tales of the state's past. Using stories, sounds, and images, history comes alive on Rhode Tour.

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