Heritage Harbor Museum http://www.heritageharbor.org/
The Heritage Harbor Museum is a consortium of nineteen historical and cultural organizations coming together under one roof to tell the Rhode Island story. Renovation of the South Street Power Plant in Providence began in July 2000. This planned 3-D interactive lifelong learning center will become the Rhode Island State History Museum.
50states.com: Rhode Island http://www.50states.com/rdisland.htm
The site provides a wealth of information about Rhode Island. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
Things To Do in Rhode Island http://www.thingstodo.com/states/RI/index.htm
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Rhode Island's entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state's interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
What Did You Do in the War, Grandma http://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/tocCS.html
This site preserves an oral history of Rhode Island women during World War II, conducted and recorded in the Spring of 1989 by students of the South Kingstown (RI) High School Honors English Program.
FedStats: MapStat: United States: Rhode Island http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/44000.html
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on "economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more" in Rhode Island.
RI is a primary center for jewelry manufacturing in the United States.
Despite its dense population, 60 percent of the state is forestland.
The largest manufacturer of silverware in the world is in Providence. The plant from the early 1800's.
In 1524 the Florentine navigator Giovanni da Verrazano, while sailing for France, was the first European to explore Rhode Island. By comparing Block Island with the Mediterranean island Rhodes, he accidentally gave it its name.
Some Famous People from this State
Harry Anderson (1951- ), actor and magician. He starred in the sit-com Night Court.
H.P. (Howard Phillips) Lovecraft (1890-1937), author. He wrote the book Necronomicon and was interested in science fiction and supernatural stories.
Bobby (Robert Leo) Hackett (1915-1976), jazz trumpeter.
Roger Williams (1603-1683). He was a Puritan leader and the founder of Rhode Island.