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Rhode Island Memories Scanning Sessions

We are thrilled to give our readers the opportunity to submit historic photos for our upcoming "Rhode Island Memories: The Early Years" book project. If you have photographs that meet the criteria below, please bring them to one of our scanning sessions listed here.

Submission Guidelines

  • General interest photos, such as: commerce, industry, transportation, rural life, public service, etc.
  • Photos taken from 1800 through 1939.
  • Photos only – preferably original photos (no newspaper clippings or photocopies).
  • Photos taken in Rhode Island.
  • One submission form per photo.
  • Limit 10 photos per family. No appointment necessary.
  • Bring your photos to one of the scheduled scanning sessions.
  • If you are a private collector, please call 360.723.5800 to set up an appointment.

Download Submission Form

Because we expect a large turnout, we advise you download and print a submission form. Please print and fill out one form for each photo you’d like to submit.

  • Download as PDF (fillable).

Session Details

Saturday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
South County History Center
2636 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI 02881
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Saturday, April 7, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Jamestown Historical Society
92 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI 02835
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Tuesday, April 10, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Warwick Public Library, Central Branch (small meeting room)
600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889
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Wednesday, April 11, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tomaquag Museum
390 Summit Road, Exeter, RI 02822
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Thursday, April 12, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Pawtucket Public Library, Campbell Auditorium
13 Summer Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
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Thursday, April 12, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Museum of Work & Culture
42 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
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Friday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Bristol Historical and Preservation Society
48 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
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Friday, April 13, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Newport Historical Society
82 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840
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Saturday, April 14, Public Session: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Historical Group Session: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rhode Island Historical Society
110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906
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We hope to see you there!

Bring us your best photos and we’ll scan them in while you wait. Plus, chances are some other fine folks will show up, so bring your stories to share with one another.

Rhode Island Memories: The Early Years Cover
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