RIHS’s Annual After Dark Event Looks at Romance in Rhode Island

February program to feature cocktail lesson, cheese tasting, and love stories


(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – Join the Rhode Island Historical Society on Thursday, February 10th at 6pm for Romance After Dark, a virtual evening filled with craft cocktails, cheese samplings, and conversations about some of the most romantic items in the RIHS collection.


The evening’s virtual program will include a cheese tasting with Edgewood Cheese Shop, a peek at love tokens from Rhode Island history, a cocktail demonstration by MXR, a talk on the history of the wedding dress with textiles from the RIHS collections, and Rhode Islanders sharing their love stories about partners, friends, and personal passions. 


Guests will be able to experience the perks of a romantic night out from the comfort and safety of their home, with two available packages: “Cheesy Love Story” or “Love on the Rocks.”


The “Cheesy Love Story” package features a box of 5 cheese samples for two from the Edgewood Cheese Shop. Tickets are $35 for RIHS members and $40 for non-members.


The limited edition “Love on the Rocks” package includes the cheese box, as well as the “Your Love is on Fire” box by MXR Cocktails. 


Featuring hand-selected, fresh ingredients to craft four beverages, with a splash of orange juice and cinnamon syrup, this cocktail will ignite any heart ablaze.


Kits are BYOB for customized preferences and can be used to create non-alcoholic mocktails.


Tickets are $45 for RIHS members and $50 for non-members and are available now at rihs.org


About the Rhode Island Historical Society


The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state’s oldest and only state-wide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting, and sharing Rhode Island’s past to enrich the present and inspire the future.


Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st-century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, and the Aldrich House.

The headquarters of the Rhode Island Historical Society are located at 110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906. Information: (401) 331-8575. Website: rihs.org. Follow the RIHS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.