About the RI Heritage Hall of Fame

The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame was founded in March 1965 to honor the contributions of those whose efforts, in any line of endeavor, have added significantly to the heritage of the State of Rhode Island. Eligible membership may include those who are native born, those whose reputations have been made while residents of the state, and those who have adopted Rhode Island as their permanent home.

The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame is a partner organization of the Heritage Harbor Museum. Upon the Museum's opening in 2013, inductees' portraits will become part of a permanent Hall of Fame exhibit honoring their accomplishments.

Nominations for future inductees may be submitted, along with biographical sketches and letters of recommendation, to any of the Hall of Fame's directors via email.

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Henry & Henry Fredrick Lippitt Henry & Henry Fredrick Lippitt (1818 - 1933)
Inducted 1987


Lippitt, Henry, 1818-1891

Henry Lippitt  was a native Rhode Islander who died in 1891, after becoming one of the States industrial and financial leaders of his time.

Born in Providence, he became co-owner with his father and brother of the Tiffany Mill, a cotton mill in Connecticut that later became the Quinnebaug Manufacturing Company. He became part owner of the Manville Company in Lincoln and organized and became President of the Silver Spring Bleaching and Dyeing Company. He also was an officer in a number of other banking, manufacturing, and land-related interests.  more >
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