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Fun in Little Rhody

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The new exhibit at State Archives titled, Fun in Little Rhody, is a retrospective of recreational activities of residents and tourists from images from the holdings of the Rhode Island State Archives.

Photographs and memorabilia from vacation destinations and activities highlighted in the Fun in Little Rhody exhibit include, a riverboat in Scituate, fish weighing scales at the US Atlantic Tuna Tournament at Point Judith, the Warwick Musical Tent, and much more.

Local movie maker, David Bettencourt’s movie “You Must be This Tall” a documentary on Rocky Point, will also be featured at the exhibit, for all to watch and enjoy.

Secretary Mollis hopes everyone will try to make an effort to come down to State Archives to see the new exhibit. “This is one of those exhibits that makes you feel good when you see it. Memories from childhood will no doubt come flooding back to anyone looking at old photographs of Crescent Park in Riverside, or some of the early days at Rocky Point, where so many of us spent summer days having the time of our lives,” said Mollis.

Additionally, the exhibit features examples of promotional materials from the Secretary of State’s Bureau of Information, plans of the Metropolitan Park Commission, postcards highlighting popular venues and plat maps of well-known tourist destinations

“Fun in Little Rhody” is FREE and open to the public at State Archives, 337 Westminster Street in Providence, weekdays from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. from May through August 31, 2014.


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