Whether debating the value of presidents, incorporating economic history in politics, or celebrating the centennial of the National Park Services, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) strives to educate the public regarding history and its effects. Thanks to a sponsorship from the Rhode Island Humanities Council (RIHC), Rhode Island residents can learn more regarding these subjects at the Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting on April 7-8, 2016, in Providence. The meeting is the largest gathering of American historians and attracts over 2,000 attendees.
The OAH hopes that teachers, community and civic leaders, professors and educators, elected officials, and those interested in Providence and American history will attend. This event is the nation’s largest gathering of American historians. Some of the events open for free to the Rhode Island public include: