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Can you imagine what Providence would be like without the Providence Preservation Society? Picture College Hill devoid of its charming collection of 18th-century homes. Picture the downcast and downtrodden Downcity of the early 1970s. Picture the Armory District in complete disrepair. For the past fifty years, PPS has dedicated itself to enhancing our capital city’s unique historical built environment. Working with other forward thinking organizations and individuals PPS has brought about the stunning renaissance we all celebrate today. The money raised from PPS events goes directly to support PPS’s programs and services throughout the year, helping PPS to fulfill its mission of both educating and advocating for the preservation and rehabilitation of the city’s historic resources.


Past Events:

Jun 13 to Jun 15, 2014 2014 Festival of Historic Houses

May 24, 2014 African American History Walking Tour Of College Hill

May 23, 2014 Providence Symposium at the Power of Place Summit

May 1, 2014 Lecture - The Old Brick School House on Meeting Street: A platform for historic changes in Rhode Island

Apr 19, 2014 Tour: Unearthing the North Burial Ground

Apr 17, 2014 Unearthing the North Burial Ground: On- Line Walking Tours of Providence’s Largest Historic Public Cemetery

Apr 8, 2014 Brown University's Samuel Zipp

Apr 3, 2014 The Providence Journal's Sheila Lennon: Yesterday's News

Mar 29, 2014 2014 Winter Bash!

Jan 23, 2014 2014 Annual Meeting and Most Endangered Properties Photo Exhibit


2013

Nov 14, 2013 A Conversation with Adrian Benepe

Jun 7 to Jun 9, 2013 2013 Festival of Historic Houses

Mar 23, 2013 PPS 2013 Winter Bash: Prom Night


2012

May 15, 2012 2012 Historic Preservation Awards

Feb 4, 2012 PPS 2012 Winter Bash

Jan 20, 2012 PPS Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture


2011

Dec 3, 2011 A Benefit Street Holiday

Sep 29, 2011 Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk

Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2011 Make No Little Plans: A Symposium on Visions for the City of Providence and Symposium Gala

Jun 4, 2011 32nd Annual Festival of Historic Houses

Jun 3, 2011 32nd Annual Festival of Historic Houses Patrons' Reception

May 5, 2011 Ten Most Endangered Properties Press Conference

Apr 28, 2011 2010 Historic Preservation Awards

Feb 5, 2011 2011 Winter Bash

Jan 27, 2011 Providence Real Estate Market Update

Jan 20, 2011 Providence Preservation Society 53rd Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture


2010

Dec 9, 2010 Young Preservationists' Event

Dec 4, 2010 Holiday Festival returns to Benefit Street

Oct 2, 2010 The Benefit on Benefit

Sep 23, 2010 PPS Members & Volunteers Gathering

Sep 16, 2010 Opening Reception- Ten Most Endangered Properties Photography Exhibit

Sep 11, 2010 Grove Street School Rally

Sep 9, 2010 Mayoral Candidates Forum- Preservation Matters

Jul 22, 2010 Summer Business Membership event

Jun 4, 2010 31st Annual Festival of Historic Houses Patrons' Party

Jun 3, 2010 31st Annual Festival of Historic Houses

Apr 22, 2010 April Business Membership Event

Mar 19, 2010 March Lecture Program Day 2

Mar 18 to Mar 19, 2010 March Lecture Program

Mar 17, 2010 March Lecture

Feb 6, 2010 Winter Bash at 100 Westminster Street

Jan 21, 2010 52nd Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture


2009

Dec 5, 2009 Downtown Holiday Festival

Oct 23, 2009 Fall Symposium and Gold Dome Gala

Sep 16, 2009 Business Members Fall 2009 event

Sep 10 to Oct 10, 2009 2009 Most Endangered Properties Photography Exhibit

Jun 6 to Jun 7, 2009 30th Annual Festival of Historic Houses

May 6, 2009 2009 Most Endangered Properties List Press Conference

Apr 25, 2009 24th Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Apr 22, 2009 United Natural Foods and Sustainable Development

Apr 4, 2009 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

Mar 3, 2009 Creative Providence Summit: Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts & Humanities

Feb 7, 2009 Annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony

Feb 7, 2009 Winter Bash at the Sharpe building

Jan 22, 2009 Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture

Jan 8, 2009 Most Endangered Properties Traveling Exhibit - Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House


2008

Dec 6, 2008 Holiday Festival

Nov 18, 2008 2008 Most Endangered Properties Traveling Exhibit - OfficeLab

Nov 6, 2008 The Future of the Jewelry District: Visions, Opportunities & Challenges

Oct 18, 2008 2008 Most Endangered Properties Photography Exhibit

Oct 1, 2008 The Future of the Past: A Preservation Panel Discussion

Sep 20, 2008 Party on Top with Sizzle

Jul 28, 2008 The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine

Jun 12, 2008 Providence Waterfront Charrette

Jun 12, 2008 PPS June Business Membership and Young Preservationists Event

Jun 7, 2008 29th Annual Festival of Historic Houses

May 22, 2008 2008 Most Endangered Properties List Press Conference

Apr 12, 2008 23rd Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Apr 2, 2008 Balancing Sustainability & Preservation: Protecting Environmental & Historic Resources

Mar 2, 2008 Most Endangered Properties Traveling Exhibit - Elmwood

Feb 9, 2008 Winter Bash at ALCo

Jan 31, 2008 Most Endangered Properties Traveling Exhibit at Wayland Square

Jan 17, 2008 50th Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation

Jan 8, 2008 Fox Point Bath House Community Opening

Jan 8, 2008 West Broadway Elementary School Community Charette


2007

Dec 5, 2007 PPS Business Membership Event

Nov 15, 2007 10 Most Endangered Properties Traveling Exhibit

Nov 6, 2007 The Viability of Historic School Buildings

Oct 20, 2007 Dinner With A New View

Oct 18 to Nov 10, 2007 10 Most Endangered Properties Photography Exhibit

Jul 14, 2007 Historic Benefit Street Graffiti Clean-up

Jun 1 to Jun 2, 2007 28th Annual Festival of Historic Houses

May 8, 2007 2007 Most Endangered Properties List Press Conference

Apr 14, 2007 Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Mar 17 to Mar 18, 2007 Exploring the Life of H.P. Lovecraft

Feb 10, 2007 Winter Bash at the Sharpe Building


2006

Dec 9, 2006 PPS Brings the Holiday Festival Back

Jun 2, 2006 27th Annual Festival of Historic Houses

May 13, 2006 50th Anniversary Spring Ball at the Hope Club

May 6, 2006 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame

Mar 2, 2006 From Abandonded to Esteemed

Jan 18, 2006 49th Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards


2005

Dec 8, 2005 48th Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards Presentation

Nov 4, 2005 Finding Providence: A Day with Leigh and Leslie

Jun 24, 2005 26th Annual Festival of Historic Houses

Feb 12, 2005 Winter Bash at the Foundry Complex


2004

Dec 2, 2004 47th Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards

Nov 4, 2004 Fine Wine Auction: Vintage Providence

Jun 4, 2004 25th Annual Festival of Historic Houses

Jan 24, 2004 Winter Bash at Pearl Street Lofts