Rhode Island Historical Society Library

Historical Landmark, Library, Museum or Gallery

General Information: 121 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
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401-273-8107
Fax: 401-751-7930
E-mail: reference@rihs.org
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No Smoking Handicap Accessible
Hours: Closed Sunday - Tuesday
10 AM-5 PM Wednesday - Friday
Closed Saturday
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Interest Areas: Art, Education, Finances, Genealogy, History / Heritage, Journalism, Books / Literature, Multicultural, Photography, Poetry, Politics, Religion / Spirituality, Sociology, Writing, Architecture, Military

Founded in 1822, the Society is the fourth oldest state historical society in the United States . The Society has the largest and most important historical collections in existence relating to Rhode Island. The library houses some 5,000 manuscripts, 100,000 books and printed items, 400,000 photographs and maps, 9 million feet of motion-picture film. The Museum division holds over 25,000 objects.

In addition to the Wed-Fri hours stated above, we are also open on the second Saturday of every month, from 10-5pm.

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