Hidden Treasures

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October 25, 2012 by rhodiproject2012

In the continuing quest to refine our master list of organizations, the Field Surveyors and I have had our work cut out for us. For every organization that falls outside the scope of the RHODI Project, we often find a new one to replace it.

A great example of this is the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium at Roger Williams Park. On the surface, this museum doesn’t really fall within the purview of the Project. Once we dug a little deeper, however, we found that the museum does, in fact contain “…a wealth of informational resources including a reference library for staff use and an extensive document and photographic archive…[chronicling]…the history of Roger Williams Park (1872) and of the Museum (1896)”. For a researcher that may be studying landscape architect Horace Cleveland, or the New Deal construction projects, knowing that there is a photographic archive unique to the park is invaluable! All the more evidence that the RHODI Project will be an invaluable resource.

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