Rhode Island Historical Society http://ripr.org en Declaration Of Independence To Be Displayed In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/declaration-independence-be-displayed-rhode-island <p></p><p>A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence will be on display in Rhode Island tonight at the John Brown House in Providence. The document is what is known as a broadside, which means it was printed to be hung outdoors for the public to see. This is one of five known to exist, and was originally printed in Newport.</p><p>Kirsten Hammerstrom is the director of collections at the Rhode Island Historical Society.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:23:53 +0000 John Bender 36177 at http://ripr.org Declaration Of Independence To Be Displayed In Rhode Island The Bottom Line: Redesigning Historic Spaces http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-redesigning-historic-spaces <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p></p><p>This week Dave talks with Rhode Island School of Design professor Liliane Wong. She heads the interior architecture department at RISD, has published about adaptive reuse in design, and is a registered architect. They discuss the promise and challenges of turning old buildings into new spaces.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:36:35 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 19090 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Redesigning Historic Spaces More Than Century-Old Elm Tree Comes Down at John Brown House http://ripr.org/post/more-century-old-elm-tree-comes-down-john-brown-house <p>A historic tree on the grounds of the John Brown House in Providence was cut down Monday.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Early in the morning a tree crew armed with a chain saw lopped off the top third of the 108-year-old elm. A crane carefully lowered the piece to the ground.&nbsp; The American elm on the grounds of the John Brown House fell victim to a fatal canker, according to Rhode Island Historical Society grounds keeper Ed Desjarlais.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:02:33 +0000 Flo Jonic 11720 at http://ripr.org More Than Century-Old Elm Tree Comes Down at John Brown House Monday, March11, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/monday-march11-2013 <p>The new State Board of Education holds its first meeting tonight.&nbsp; The mayor is planning for upgraded security at North Providence public schools.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Plus an interview with the new Board of Ed Chair Eva-Marie Mancuso and an interview with the Director of the Division of Elderly Affairs Catherine Taylor.</p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. &nbsp;<br><a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%2011%20March%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:10:44 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11717 at http://ripr.org John Brown House's beloved elm spared, for now http://ripr.org/post/john-brown-houses-beloved-elm-spared-now <p>A beloved, ailing Dutch Elm on the John Brown House Museum grounds has received a last minute pardon from city forester Doug Still. Rhode Island Historical Society executive director Morgan Grefe says Still has ordered some additional tests that may confirm the tree is not suffering from Dutch Elm disease.</p><p>“Doug had been out several times to look at the elm and, while he recognizes that it is not well, he is hopeful that it is not Dutch Elm disease," says Grefe.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:12:33 +0000 Julie Safford 9007 at http://ripr.org John Brown House's beloved elm spared, for now Historic elm felled by disease http://ripr.org/post/historic-elm-felled-disease <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Rhode Island Historical Society says Dutch Elm disease has killed one of the American Elms on the property of the John Brown estate.&nbsp; The more than 30-foot tree was planted in 1905. It will be cut down later this month before the larvae that spread the disease hatch. In the spring, the remaining 12 elms and other species on the Providence site will be treated against the disease.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:48:54 +0000 Flo Jonic 7105 at http://ripr.org