Rhode Island State House

Rhode Island State House

Rhode Island State House
Providence, RI
Sponsor: Roger Williams National Memorial
www.nps.gov/rowi

Exhibit: August 1 – September 30, 2017

Art due: June 20, 2017 (postmark date)

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Theme summary: In Massachusetts in the 1600s, Roger Williams thought there was a better way to do things. Williams felt the government could control what people did, but not what they thought or believed. The government got its power from the people. For the people in Massachusetts, these ideas were ‘new and dangerous’ and Roger Williams told he must leave. So he did, and in 1636 founded Rhode Island on these very same dangerous ideas.

Get a downloadable version of this theme at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPSDBpWFRzTkJPYmM/view?usp=sharing

Exhibit location: Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903

Exhibit organizer: IFC Project’s The Dream Rocket Project. If you have any interest in learning more about this program email Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com.