To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, we revisit powerful stories that convey the transformative impact of civic engagement and the skills citizens need, then and now, to go the distance building a prosperous democracy.
In hopes to trace the cumulative impact of Council grant making over four decades, we have selected three representative themes:
- The Lively Experiment, to honor Rhode Island’s exceptional Colonial Charter—350 years old this year—and its legacy of tolerance and the principle of separation of church and state.
View The Lively Experiment archive items.
- Our Stories, Our Rhode Island, to convey the achievements of immigrant and heritage histories.
View Our Stories, Our Rhode Island archive items.
- Place Making, to suggest the significant role that Council grants have played in the revitalization of Providence and other places.
View Place Making items archive items.
To investigate these themes further, please visit the RICH 40th Anniversary online exhibit.