Mission Statement

The HOF exists to honor and recognize, and to extol and publicize the achievements of those Rhode 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.

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Featured Inductee

Warren Alpert Warren Alpert (1920 - 2007)
Inducted 2014
Pursuing Health to Benefit Society

“I wanted to be rich,' he told the Boston Globe very seriously in 1988, “so I could give my money away.”

That would all happen but not nearly as quickly has he might have hoped. He had graduated from BU in 1942, and by June 1944, he was a private first class in Army Intelligence aboard one of ships in the immense armada approaching the Normandy coast. But he was not to set foot in France.  more >

The Bosses of A. T. Cross

A father and two sons, three members of this extraordinary family, are in the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.  more >

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