Volunteers trained in stone wall repair in Portsmouth
The Aquidneck Stone Wall Initiative, a joint effort being led by The Preservation Society of Newport County and Preserve Rhode Island, made its first foray into Portsmouth yesterday, with a group of would-be stone masons learning the craft from an expert.
Students partner with Providence museum on women’s suffrage digital exhibition
Today, a woman’s right to vote is as unassailable as a man’s. But a century ago, the concept of women’s suffrage in the United States was still highly controversial — even among women themselves.
That’s one major takeaway from a new interactive, publicly accessible website brought to life by seven Brown University students, two Rhode Island School of Design students and Providence’s Lippitt House Museum, titled “Suffrage in Rhode Island: A Lippitt Family Perspective.”