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April 2017
$65

Spring Hearth Cooking at Coggeshall Farm Museum

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive
Bristol, RI 02809 United States
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RIHS in collaboration with Coggeshall Farm Museum, will give participants the opportunity to make a complete meal and from scratch and share it with friends, cooked from the hearth right in Coggeshall's 1799 farmhouse. Max. 12 people. $65 for the public, $60 for RIHS or Coggeshall Farm members. Please register at http://www.shop-rihs.com/item/hearth-cooking-workshop.

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“Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society” with the Newport String Project and Dr. Brian Knoth

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Colony House, Washington Sqaure
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Germania Musical Society

Described by some scholars as the “first professional orchestra” in the US, the Germania Musical Society toured nationally with the most celebrated virtuosi of the era and played a particularly vibrant role in the cultural landscape of Newport, where they resided each summer during their existence as a touring ensemble. On Thursday, April 6th, at 5:30 pm the Newport Historical Society will present “Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society”, a unique collaboration with the Newport String Project and Dr. Brian…

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Free

Genealogy: Advanced Research & Database Skills

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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You’ve outlined the basics, your family tree is growing, and you’re looking to advance your research skills. This workshop will give you some tips to take you to the next level. You’ll learn about locating and using non-digital sources like manuscripts collections, property deeds and probate. You’ll identify secondary sources to expand your contextual research in order to understand the time and place in which your ancestor lived. You’ll review new options for keeping your research organized including online citation…

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Free

Goff Lecture: Food at the Nation’s History Museum: Individuals, Community and Creating the National Narrative

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nelson W. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Susan Evans joins RIHS for the Annual Goff Lecture Series with "Food at the Nation’s History Museum: Individuals, Community, and Creating the National Narrative” She will talk about how they approach the history of food at the museum as an educational tool for connecting audiences with history. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/sAHa6C4X4bxq0bT42.

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May 2017
$5

What Did Alexander Hamilton Drink? Chocolate in the American Colonial Period

May 4 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840 Select a Country:
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The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate, consider that you are partaking in an expedition into American history. Alexander Hamilton’s rival, Thomas Jefferson, was a chocolate fan. John and Abigail Adams also loved their chocolate. Hamilton’s boss, President George Washington, along with his wife, Martha, was well acquainted with chocolate. But what about Hamilton’s role in the chocolate economy or, more locally, the role of Newporter’s? On Thursday, May 4th at 5:30 pm, the Newport Historical Society will host…

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Free

Learn, Save, and Write Family Food History with Maureen Taylor

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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In this workshop we’ll explore foodways through the historical, cultural and traditions of your family. We’ll discuss ways to discover that food history by interviewing relatives, and studying artifacts. Learn how to save those memories by surveying a variety of writing solutions. Max 15 spots. Please register at http://www.provlib.org/node/5679?eid=.

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Free

Fefa’s Market: The Bodega Corner Store as Hub of Early RI Latino Community

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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Marta Martinez will speak about the significance of the "bodega" the neighborhood corner store as the hub of early RI Latino communitys. She tells the story of Fefa's Market, the first bodega in Rhode Island and how it helped to strengthen a community. Please register at http://www.provlib.org/events/marta-martinez-fefas-market-and-latino-foodways.

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Free

Learn, Save, and Write Family Food History with Maureen Taylor

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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In this workshop we’ll explore foodways through the historical, cultural and traditions of your family. We’ll discuss ways to discover that food history by interviewing relatives, and studying artifacts. Learn how to save those memories by surveying a variety of writing solutions. Max 15 spots. Please register at http://www.provlib.org/node/5679?eid=.

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