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Public Meetings

Meetings are held at the Old State House, 150 Benefit Street, Providence. The agenda will be posted one week before the meeting. Meetings are open to the public, and the location is accessible. Anyone who requires the assistance of an interpreter or has other special needs should contact the Commission at least 48 hours in advance so they may be accommodated.

The regularly scheduled meetings of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will be on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am. Use this list to find the agenda for an upcoming meeting or minutes for meetings in 2016-17. For earlier RIHPHC agendae and minutes, visit the E-Town Crier on the Secretary of State's website.

2016 2017
January 13, 2016: minutes January 11, 2017 [cancelled]
February 10, 2016: minutes February 8, 2017: agenda
March 9, 2016: minutes March 8, 2017
April 13, 2016 [cancelled] April 12, 2017
May 11, 2016: minutes May 10, 2017
June 8, 2016: minutes June 14, 2017
July 13, 2016 [cancelled] July 12, 2017
August 10, 2016 [cancelled] August 9, 2017
September 14, 2016: minutes September 13, 2017
October 12, 2016: minutes October 11, 2017
November 9, 2016: minutes November 8, 2017
December 14, 2016: minutes December 13, 2017

Access to Public Records

Requests for access to public records should be addressed to either of the RIHPHC public records officers:

Edward F. Sanderson, Executive Director or Sarah Zurier, Special Projects Coordinator
R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
The Old State House – 150 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903

By email Edward Sanderson or Sarah Zurier

Requests for access to public records must be made in writing.  The request should identify the specific document requested.  Alternatively, the request may describe as specifically as possible the type of information that is being requested, and RIHPHC will respond with information about what public documents might contain such information.