state archives http://ripr.org en Rhode Island Constitution on Display for 170th Anniversary http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-constitution-display-170th-anniversary <p>The state Archives is staging a special exhibition to celebrate the 170<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the first Rhode Island state constitution.&nbsp; The exhibit features an array of original documents, including journals from the first constitutional convention in 1824, petitions to expand the right to vote and a copy of the 1841 “People’s Constitution” as ratified by supporters of Thomas Dorr.</p><p>Secretary of State Ralph Mollis says it’s an exhibit well worth seeing for people interested in Rhode Island history.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 12:29:03 +0000 Flo Jonic 14719 at http://ripr.org