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History Bytes: Tiverton Stone Bridge

June 28, 2019

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Newport Pell Bridge, one of New England’s most iconic landmarks. It replaced a ferry system that ...

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History Bytes: The Hail Storm of 1894

June 25, 2019

It hailed on parts of Aquidneck Island this past weekend! Hail Storms in New England are not unheard of; however, they are not common ...

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Young People Care About History

May 17, 2019

Young people do care about history. Not only do they care, but they also understand that events from the past and how we interpret ...

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History Bytes: Julia Ward Howe’s Vision for Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019

Many of us know that Julia Ward Howe, a social activist who advocated for abolitionism and women’s suffrage, authored The Battle Hymn of the ...

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History Bytes: Rhode Island the Trend Setter

April 30, 2019

Two hundred and forty three years ago, Rhode Island became the first colony to formally break ties with Great Britain. On May 4th, 1776 ...

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Start at the Source: Identifying an 18th Century Account Book

April 19, 2019

It isn’t always obvious who authored an historic document; often, the writer didn’t think to record their name. Without a clear signature naming the ...

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