Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Religious Museums

Code: TA-5500.7700

Institutions that acquire, preserve, research and exhibit permanent and/or traveling collections of artifacts which relate to religious history in general, the history of a particular faith, the life and contributions of designated religious figures and/or their humanitarian works, or the relationship of a particular religion, church or other religious institution to the community or region of which it is a part. Included may be documentation of congregational history; burial records; religious art; Bibles and other holy texts; rare books and manuscripts; photographs; portraits; diary excerpts; audio and videotapes of special services and celebrations; rosaries; pew books; ceremonial objects in silver, brass, and pewter; ceremonial textiles; and a wide variety of other religious artifacts.

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