This multimedia, interactive event is a collaboration between the Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society, designed in the spirit of the Moby-Dick Marathon at the New Bedford Whaling Museum – though a good deal shorter!
About the Providence Public Library: Providence Public Library is a 139-year-old nonprofit corporation providing free public library services through print, recorded and digital collections, information resources, programs of interest and relevance, and expert staff.
As the state’s premiere personal learning institution, the Library is focused on building and strengthening our core mission and services for all Rhode Islanders — expanding our reach and fostering critical connections with individuals and groups statewide — to nurture and enhance the educational, historical and cultural fabric of Rhode Island.
About the Rhode Island Historical Society: The RIHS holds the largest and most important historical collections relating to Rhode Island. These collections include some 25,000 objects, 5,000 manuscripts, 100,000 books and printed items, 400,000 photographs and maps, and 9 million feet of motion-picture film. Through the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs, the RIHS offers a variety of educational programs, including workshops, lectures, films, and walking tours of Providence. The Center also provides many professional development opportunities for teachers wanting to learn more about teaching Rhode Island’s history. The RIHS also presents exhibits, films, concerts, and many other community activities and programs. Its collections catalogue is available online, as are all issues of its journal, Rhode Island History.