Providence Preservation Society Spring Calendar
The Providence Preservation Society is pleased to announce our spring program calendar! In April, PPS will be partnering with Preserve Rhode Island to host three lectures at the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum.
On Thursday, April 3, Sheila Lennon, author of the Providence Journal's Time Lapse Blog will explore some of the most unique and revealing historic images from the Providence Journal's archives that highlight extraordinary cases of urban renewal and landscape change throughout Rhode Island.
The following week, on Tuesday, April 8, 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.
On Thursday, April 17, 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. On Saturday, April 19, 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.
On May 1, architectural Historian Myron Stachiw will speak on the historic development of the Society's own Brick School House. Appropriately, this lecture will take place on the second floor of the School House (24 Meeting Street).
We hope to see you this spring!