Customes, Manners, & Worships:  Rhode Island Begins

Open October, 2011 through April 15, 2012

In commemoration of Providence’s 375th anniversary, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and the Rhode Island Historical Society present "Customes, Manners, and Worships – Rhode Island Begins," an exhibition of rare, early Rhode Island artifacts in Manning Hall. The native peoples of Rhode Island, and the Englishmen who arrived in the 17th Century, made beautiful, useful and ingenious things. Roger Williams’ dictionary of the Narragansett language describes the meaning and use of these objects, and provides a glimpse into the lives and worldviews of cultures on the cusp of irrevocable change.

Did you miss the exhibit?  The catalog is available here Rhode Island Begins Catalog