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Rhode Island Historical Society John Brown House Museum

As an important cultural institution in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) uses materials and knowledge of the past to explore topics of timeless relevance and current public interest and benefit. Inside and outside of the walls of our buildings, the RIHS encourages broad engagement in the diversity of experiences we offer. We develop and deploy our collections, knowledge, connections, and expertise to build relationships between individuals, organizations, and communities to enhance understanding and empathy, and to engender a pride of place.