Sites and Stories Explored: Culminating Event + Reception

May is Preservation Month! Come celebrate with PPS as we host events across Providence that highlight our city’s unique architectural heritage.

The Providence Preservation Society has engaged five artists / artist teams to create new works related to four of our 2018 Most Endangered Properties. In 2019, PPS will unveil these five original artistic works that explore hidden and layered narratives of several endangered historic sites in Providence. More information on this project can be found here.

On May 23, join PPS for our Sites and Stories Explored culminating event which will feature a screening of  the artists’ works (including Megan & Murray McMillan’s video on Paragon Mill), as well as a discussion of their process and inspirations. This event is free and open to the public, with advance registration required. 

Date: Thursday, May 23

Time: 5 – 7 pm (ticketed reception to follow, see below for details)

Location: Bell Street Chapel (3 Bell Street)

Register here

In celebration of this project and the hard work of all of our artists, PPS will host a ticketed reception at the 1867 Kendrick-Prentice-Tirocchi House, also known as the “Wedding Cake House,” a former Most Endangered Property. This event will feature libations, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to explore this iconic piece of Providence’s architectural history and witness the restoration work being undertaken by the Dirt Palace.   

Date: Thursday, May 23

Time: 7 – 8:30 pm

Location: The Kendrick-Prentice-Tirocchi House (514 Broadway)

Tickets: $30 General Admission; $100 VIP Admission (includes a copy of “From Paris to Providence, Fashion, Art and the Tirocchi Dressmakers’ Shop” and a special print of the Knight Memorial Library by artist Walker Mettling.)

All proceeds will benefit the Providence Preservation Society and the ongoing restoration work at the Wedding Cake House.

More information and tickets 

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