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ROVING ROGER: A Traveling Exhibit sponsored by the RI Department of State


Come see the 7 foot tall statue of Rhode Island’s Colonial founder Roger Williams!  The statue and accompanying exhibit, sponsored by RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, have been traveling across Rhode Island since 2018 and will be on display at two Providence Community Library locations this summer.  Come see the statue and be inspired by Roger Williams’ leadership promoting religious freedom for all.  Think about your own “big idea” for making the world a better place, and take a selfie with Roger!  Don’t forget to tag it at #RovingRoger

Come see Roving Roger this summer at:

  • Smith Hill Library (31 Candace Street) from July 13 – August 18
  • Rochambeau Library (708 Hope Street) from August 19– September 14

Votes for Women Banners on Exhibit

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea on Twitter: "Visit any of  these 5 community centers across RI to learn about Isabelle Ahearn O'Neill  and Lulu Mowry Schlesinger, the first two

To commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the RI Department of State created a traveling exhibit featuring the first women elected to Rhode Island’s General Assembly.  The exhibit also includes a suffrage timeline, charting the passage of the amendment protecting the right women to vote, and the many suffrage victories that followed.

The exhibit will be on view at 2 Providence Community Library locations:

from June-August 2021

Knight Memorial Library (275 Elmwood Avenue)

Wanksuck Library (233 Veazie Street)

For more information contact Emily at 467-2625 x4102 /

or Denise at 274-4145 x4701 /

Thanks to our Sponsors!

RI Dept of State