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encuentro Register now for the preservation conference
The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, Latinos in Heritage Conservation, and Rhode Island Latino Arts are proud to present Encuentro 2018. Spanning three full days of programs in Providence and the Blackstone Valley, this groundbreaking event brings together the 3rd National Convening of Latinos in Heritage Conservation and the 33rd Annual Statewide Rhode Island Historic Preservation Conference. Encuentro is a national conversation about Latino historic preservation featuring guest speakers from across the country and opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with fellow practitioners and advocates for Latino historic preservation, as well as an engaging program of tours and special events to round out the schedule. Visit the conference website to learn more and register by April 17. (3/9/18)
Brown U students Request for Proposals
The Rhode Island Historical Society, in partnership with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, is seeking a preservation consultant to conduct a survey of sites associated with the African American struggle for Civil Rights in 20th-century Rhode Island, the second phase of a three-phase project to discover, document, and share information about people, organizations, events, and places significant to the movement. The consultant will prepare a report that includes survey sheets, a context statement, analysis of the sites, and recommendations about the potential eligibility of sites for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Please share this opportunity. (3/1/18) RFP
jenckes spinning Industrial properties in Central Falls, Pawtucket listed on National Register
The National Park Service has added the Jenckes Spinning Company Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places and expanded the National Register-listed Central Falls Mill Historic District. The two properties are significant to the history of architecture and industry. (2/21/18) press release
lippitt_uri Core of URI’s Kingston campus listed on National Register of Historic Places
The National Park Service has recognized the core of the University of Rhode Island’s main campus in Kingston as a historic district, adding it to the National Register of Historic Places. This federal distinction recognizes the University of Rhode Island Historic District for its contributions to the history of education, architecture and landscape architecture. The district includes approximately 29 acres on or around the grassy, tree-lined quadrangle of the Kingston campus. (11/17/18) press release
2018 SPG State Announces $4.6 million in Capital Grants for Arts, Culture, Heritage, and Public Historic Sites
The Newport Art Museum, Newport's longtime artistic hub, hosted the State’s announcement of the latest State Cultural Facilities Grant and State Preservation Grant recipients. The State has awarded close to $4.6 million for capital preservation work at 33 museums, cultural art centers, and public historic sites around the state. Together, the projects represent $22,453,724 worth of construction activity. The awards include 20 State Preservation Grants administered by the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. (1/9/17) press release