The State of Rhode Island will be observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21, 2019. Our office will be closed. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22 at 8:30 AM EST.

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Fun Fact : 1867

The motion picture machine (a machine showing animated pictures) was patented in Providence

Fun Fact : 1762

Newport resident Ann Smith Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s sister-in-law, became the country’s first female newspaper editor.