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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 the WPA's construction of the roads, bridges and sidewalks of Roger Williams Park.

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

More information and registration


Our Spring Lecture Series is generously presented by ZDS Inc.


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.”


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