President
Dr.Patrick T. Conley
President of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

Mission Statement


The HOF exists to honor and recognize, and to extol and publicize the achievements of thoseRhode Island men and women who have, in the words of the HOF induction citation, "made significant contributions to their community, state, and/or nation." It is also our mission to tell the story of Rhode Island History via interactive technology using the biographies of our inductees, noting their collective impact upon every phase of Rhode Island's development.

May 17, 2019

3rd Annual "Helping Heritage" Gala

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3rd Annual "Helping Heritage" Gala


Tickets will be avilable for purchase online starting September 5, 2019 until October 12, 2019

General ad space will be avilable for purchase online starting September 5, 2019 until September 20, 2019


Featured Inductees


Judge Frank Caprio Judge Frank Caprio
Inducted 2019

Providence Municipal court judge with a national cable TV audience, attorney, teacher, entrepreneur, and member of the Rhode Island Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Inducted by Cindy Laughlin (Director)

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Col. Lester W. Cory Col. Lester W. Cory
Inducted 2019

Tiverton-born professor of electrical and computer engineering at UMass Dartmouth, R.I. National Guard communications commander, and leader in SHARE, an international organization that provides innovative equipment for people with disabilities.
Inducted by General James J.  more >

Richard I. Gouse Richard I. Gouse
Inducted 2019

President of the New England Institute of Technology since 1971 and the longest serving college president in America. Under his guidance NEIT has grown from 70 students and 4 programs to over 3,000 students and 60 programs.
Inducted by Albert R. Beauparlant (HOF Vice President)

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Dr.John B. Hattendorf Dr.John B. Hattendorf
Inducted 2019

Internationally-prominent historian of maritime history, distinguished professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval War College and the author or editor of dozens of books and essays on naval and maritime history.
Inducted by Dr.  more >


Sister Mary Reilly
Sister Mary Reilly
Inducted 2019

A religious Sister of Mercy who taught in several Rhode Island schools, served as a missionary in Central America, and helped to establish such important local social agencies as McAuley House, Dorcas Place, and Sophia Academy.
Inducted by Arlene Violet, Esq. (1996 Inductee)

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Charles
Charles "Chuck" M. Royce
Inducted 2019

A graduate of Brown University who became a highly successful Wall Street investor. He rehabilitated the Ocean House, the Weekapaug Inn, and many other major landmarks in his adopted town of Westerly.
Inducted by Dr. D.  more >


Dr.Stephen P. Salloway
Dr.Stephen P. Salloway
Inducted 2019

Director of Neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Brown Medical School. He is one of the nation’s leaders in Alzheimer’s prevention research, and has written extensively on this topic.
Inducted by Dr. Roberta Feather (Director)

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Neil D. Steinberg
Neil D. Steinberg
Inducted 2019

President and chief executive officer of the billion dollar Rhode Island Foundation, former Brown University vice president for development and former chairman and CEO of Fleet Bank of Rhode Island. As a community leader, he is repeatedly named one of the ten most influential people in Rhode Island.
Inducted by Dr. Patrick T.  more >


Dr.Rose E. Weaver
Dr.Rose E. Weaver
Inducted 2019

Rose from humble birth to become an accomplished singer and actress with Trinity Theater and in Hollywood, talk show hostess, a leader on the local arts scene, a social justice reformer, and the 2019 Rhode Island Woman of the Year.
Inducted by Robert I. Burke (Director)

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