Tess Lyons

COVID-19 Archive: RI Historical Society and Providence Public Library are collecting stories from the coronavirus

The coronavirus has brought with it feelings of loneliness. Social isolation, social distancing … every word after social translates to not seeing others and not leaving your home. We’re all feeling the effects of the quarantine and experiencing the tough transition into this new lifestyle.  Here’s where Becca Bender, archivist for the Rhode Island Historical […]

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Burn it Down! Gaspee Days celebrates a bit of RI history

Do you love Rhode Island history and enjoy being around people who are enthusiastic about it? Then the annual Gaspee Days string of events is for you! Gaspee Days is an annual series of events in Warwick celebrating RI heritage and history. The Gaspee Days celebration has been taking place for more than 50 years to commemorate the burning […]

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A Case for Change: RI students demand an education that includes civics classes

Most people don’t think twice about the necessity of filing taxes, though it’s often considered an agonizing affair. Yet to 17-year-old Aleita Cook, knowing how to do her taxes, how to register to vote and how to serve on a jury aren’t skills she was exposed to because throughout her education in the Providence school system, […]

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