PPS Signature Events
At this meeting, hear an update on the prior year’s activities, plans for the coming year, current advocacy, and a topical lecture. New trustees are elected and the Most Endangered Properties list is announced. In odd years, we present Preservation Awards to worthy projects.
The Winter Bash, a three-time Best of RI award winner, began in 2003 as a way to highlight large, underutilized historic spaces. Held in February or March each year, it is now one of the best themed fundraisers in Rhode Island, attracting hundreds of people of all ages. Learn more about this event here.
Festival of Historic Houses
Nearly every year since 1958, PPS has offered a house tour festival. These events highlight Providence’s historic neighborhoods, architecture and history. Tour-goers delight in exploring hidden collections of homeowners and learning about how they’ve created beautiful, contemporary spaces within homes from the 18th, 19th and mid-20th centuries. This is one of Providence’s most popular heritage tourism events, drawing hundreds of people from throughout the United States. Learn more about this event here.
This annual multi-day event consists of a series of talks, tours, films, and discussions that engage the community in important topics. The first Symposium explored the American Renaissance as exemplified in Providence. The most recent one dealt with the difficult history of gentrification in the Fox Point neighborhood. Learn more about the Providence Symposium here.