Ruth S. Taylor

Ruth S. Taylor

Ruth S. Taylor retired at the end of 2022 after 16 years as executive director of the Newport Historical Society. She now serves as a consultant working to improve the governance of nonprofit organizations. She also serves as chair of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission.

An old US map with a pin sticking in it where Rhode Island is

R.I. loses its size distinction if D.C. becomes a state. Here’s what we could gain.

By: - March 15, 2023

The legacy of Rhode Island's non-conformist, independent heritage has led to expensive, often dysfunctional arrangements. These divisions are perhaps not necessary; as different as we are, we are still very, very small.