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Upcoming Events in 2018


2018
Apr

Encuentro - Sponsored by PPS

from 04/26/2018 to 04/28/2018

 

encuentro For the first time, Latinos in Heritage Conservation is bringing a national conversation about Latino historic preservation to New England. PPS is pleased to sponsor Encuentro, the Latinos in Heritage Conservation national conference, taking place in Providence April 26-28. The conference doubles as the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission's 33rd annual statewide preservation conference. This unprecedented event will feature guest speakers from across the country and opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with fellow practitioners and advocates for Latino historic preservation.

Learn more and register

 


2018
May

PPS Spring Lecture: Back to School! Educational Buildings of the WPA

Friday, 05/11/2018 – 5:30 PM

This lecture by PPS Director of Preservation Rachel Robinson will explore three Providence schools built by WPA labor in the 1930s. They are: Hope High School (1938), Mount Pleasant High School (1938), and the Rhode Island School for the Deaf Gymnasium (1934, today The Groden Center). The talk will take place in the Groden Center Gymnasium; the sunny interior and classical exterior appear largely as they did 80 years ago.

Registration coming soon!


Works Progress Administration activity, which peaked 80 years ago, touched nearly every community in the United States. A wide variety of public works projects created jobs for the unemployed in the aftermath of the Great Depression. This May during Preservation Month, PPS will host a lecture series focusing on WPA projects in Providence, from from art and architecture to parks and infrastructure. Join us to learn about the WPA legacy in Providence that is often “hidden in plain sight.”


2018
May

PPS Spring Lecture: WPA Parks of Providence

Friday, 05/18/2018 – 5:30 PM

A lecture by landscape architects Colgate Searle and Taber Caton on Lippitt Memorial Park and Blackstone Park.

More information and registration coming soon!


Works Progress Administration activity, which peaked 80 years ago, touched nearly every community in the United States. A wide variety of public works projects created jobs for the unemployed in the aftermath of the Great Depression. This May during Preservation Month, PPS will host a lecture series focusing on WPA projects in Providence, from from art and architecture to parks and infrastructure. Join us to learn about the WPA legacy in Providence that is often “hidden in plain sight.”


2018
May

PPS Spring Lecture: Paving the Park, Bridging the Future: the New Deal in Roger Williams Park

Monday, 05/21/2018 – 6:00 PM

A lecture by architectural conservator and design historian Lauren Drapala on Roger Williams Park.

Co-sponsored by the Roger Williams Park Conservancy, this event is FREE and open to the public. Advance registration required.

More information and registration coming soon!


Works Progress Administration activity, which peaked 80 years ago, touched nearly every community in the United States. A wide variety of public works projects created jobs for the unemployed in the aftermath of the Great Depression. This May during Preservation Month, PPS will host a lecture series focusing on WPA projects in Providence, from from art and architecture to parks and infrastructure. Join us to learn about the WPA legacy in Providence that is often “hidden in plain sight.”


2018
May

PPS Spring Lecture: No Wine, Many Women, One Song: Stories of the Wedding Cake House

Wednesday, 05/23/2018 – 5:30 PM

In celebration of its recent restoration by the Dirt Palace, this special lecture by local author Taylor Polites will explore stories from the history of the Kendrick-Prentice-Tirocchi House, aka the Wedding Cake House.

More information and registration coming soon!

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