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April

Thursday, April 3

"Yesterday's News" 

Lennon Sheila Lennon, author of the Providence Journal's Time Lapse Blog will explore unique and revealing historic images from the Providence Journal's archives that highlight extraordinary cases of urban renewal and landscape change throughout Rhode Island. An editor at The Providence Journal for nearly 30 years, the last 15 of them on the Web site, Sheila was the Journal's first blogger. A native and nearly lifelong Providence resident, she studied American history at both Wellesley College and Brown Graduate School. Co-presented by the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:00 p.m. presentation
Governor Henry Lippitt House
199 Hope Street

Free for PPS & PRI members, $10 for non-members. Members can register by emailing  .

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Tuesday, April 8

"The Good Will Economy" 

Zipp Brown University Urban Historian Samuel Zipp, will examine historic urban development patterns alongside twentieth century planning practices, and discuss the need for vibrant and dense cities that cater to a diverse population. In 2010, Professor Zipp authored Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York. Samuel Zipp teaches American Studies and Urban Studies at Brown University. He is a cultural, intellectual, and urban historian with particular interest in 20th century cities, the built environment, United States history since World War II, and nonfiction writing. He has written articles and reviews for a number of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Reviews in American History, The Baffler, Metropolis, American Studies International, Southern California Quarterly, Cabinet, and In These Times. He earned his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. His book Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York is available from Oxford University Press.Co-presented by the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:00 p.m. presentation
Governor Henry Lippitt House
199 Hope Street

Free for PPS & PRI members, $10 for non-members. Members can register by emailing  .

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Thursday, April 17

“Unearthing the North Burial Ground: On- Line Walking Tours of Providence’s Largest Historic Public Cemetery” 

Leazes Professor Francis Leazes of Rhode Island College will discuss the North Burial Ground Project, an experiment in education that seeks to present a wide range of historic themes and perspectives related to the cemetery through a series of on-line tours. Francis J. Leazes Jr. MPA, Ph.D. is a Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Rhode Island College in Providence. A resident of Providence since 1985, Professor Leazes holds a Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in History, a Master’s degrees in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Masters of Public Affairs and Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He chaired the Political Science Department at RIC and for two decades he directed the RIC-URI Cooperative Master of Public Administration Program and currently is the Director of the undergraduate Public Administration Program at RIC. His current teaching and research interests include program evaluation, economic development, arts, culture and tourism and the educational opportunities presented by digital technology and public cemeteries. Co-presented by the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:00 p.m. presentation
Governor Henry Lippitt House
199 Hope Street

Free and open to the public! Register by emailing  .


Saturday, April 19

“Unearthing the North Burial Ground: Tour" 

Professor Leazes will lead a tour of the North Burial Ground to give an in-depth account of how the on-line tours were developed.  

9:00 a.m. tour 
North Burial Ground Entrance 
Corner of Branch Ave. and North Main St. 

Free and open to the public! Register by emailing  .


 

May

Thursday, May 1

“The Old Brick School House on Meeting Street: A platform for historic changes in Rhode Island”

Stachiw On Thursday, May 1, Myron Stahiw will speak on the historic development of the Providence Preservation Society's own Brick School House, built in 1769. Appriately, this lecture will take place on the seciond floor of the Brick School House (24 Meeting Street). Mr. Stachiw is an archaeologist, social and architectural historian, preservationist, and educator.  For the past 35 years he has worked with individual private and public stewards of historic properties, historical agencies and museums, state and local preservation agencies, and universities in the United States and Europe to research, interpret, and preserve historic and cultural resources.  He as lectured and held teaching appointments throughout New England, and is currently a visiting lecturer in the graduate Historic Preservation Program in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  From 2004 to 2012 he lived in worked in Ukraine as a Fulbright Scholar and as Director of the Fulbright Program in Ukraine and the Ukraine Office of the Institute of International Education.  He currently resides in East Woodstock, CT, with his family.

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:00 p.m. presentation
Brick School House
24 Meeting Street

Free for PPS & PRI members, $10 for non-members. Members can register by emailing  .

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Thursday, May 29

Festival of Historic Houses Preview: The History of the Cooke Street neighborhood

Architectural Historian Kathryn J. Cavanaugh will speak on the diverse history and architecture Cooke, Manning and Hope Streets on College Hill, featured in this year’s Festival of Historic Houses.

6:00 pm presentation

Friedman Auditorium, Brown University, 190 Thayer Street

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June

Thursday, June 5

Festival of Historic Houses Preview: The History of the New England Butt Company site

Tripp Evans, Professor of Art History at Wheaton College, will discuss the historic development of the New England Butt Company (now Pearl Street Lofts) buildings and the surrounding neighborhood - a gateway between Downtown and South Providence featured in this year’s Festival of Historic Houses.

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Friday, June 13- Sunday, June 15: PPS Festival of Historic Houses

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