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Position Available: Data Control Clerk
The R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission seeks to hire a Data Control Clerk. The Data Control Clerk enters, monitors, and controls both the input and output of data through several media including data entry devices or on-line terminals for the creation, maintenance and report generation of various computerized systems; performs minor programming tasks; and does related work as required.

The application period is June 5 to June 20, 2017 or until filled.

Click here for the official job posting and information on how to apply. (6/5/17)

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Applications Available: 2017 State Preservation Grants
Applications for the 2017 round of State Preservation Grants are now available for download. Over $1 million in matching grants is available for capital preservation projects at museums, cultural art centers, and public historic sites located in historic buildings.

RIHPHC will host several information sessions: on June 13 at 10:30am (424 Bellevue Ave., Newport); on June 14 at 3:00pm (150 Benefit St. Providence), and on June 15 at 10:30am (82 Peirce St, East Greenwich).

A Letter of Intent about your proposed project is encouraged by July 1 but not required in advance of the application deadline. Applications are due by August 18. (5/30/17)

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Submit a nomination for a Rhody Award
RIHPHC and PRI are accepting nominations for the Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation to be presented at the Preservation Celebration on Sunday, October 22 at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Nominations are due on May 12, 2017.

Ocean House The Economics of Historic Preservation: SOLD OUT!
RIHPHC presents the 32nd Annual R.I. Statewide Historic Preservation Conference in Westerly and Charlestown on Saturday, April 29. For more information, visit the conference website. (4/17/17) press release
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State Announces $57,900 in Grants for Local Preservation Programs
The R.I. Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission has announced its intention to award six grants totaling about $57,900 to local historic preservation programs. Grants to Cumberland, Newport, North Kingstown, and Providence will support a variety of local preservation activities, including development of design guidelines for two historic districts, a statewide economic study, installation of educational signage, an architectural assessment for a historic library, and the annual statewide historic preservation conference. (2/16/17) press release

grants event State Announces $3.8 million in Capital Grants for Arts, Culture, Heritage, and Public Historic Sites
Historic Linden Place, site of a historic house museum and the Bristol Art Museum, hosted the State’s announcement of the latest State Cultural Facilities Grant and State Preservation Grant recipients. The State has awarded close to $3.8 million for capital preservation work at 33 museums, cultural art centers, and public historic sites around the state. Together, the projects represent $16,736,891 worth of construction activity. The awards include 15 State Preservation Grants administered by the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. (1/19/17) press release + photos
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National Park Service Grant for Rhode Island Civil Rights Project
The National Park Service has announced a $49,557.76 grant to the Rhode Island Historical Society, working in partnership with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, for a multi-phase project focusing on African Americans' struggle for Civil Rights in Rhode Island during the 20th century. The team aims to identify new primary source materials, establish a comprehensive study of the state’s 20th-century Civil Rights history, compile a survey report and recommendations for National Register listing, and assemble educational materials to share the findings. (1/13/17) press release

Ocean House The Economics of Historic Preservation : Save the Date for R.I.'s Preservation Conference
RIHPHC presents the 32nd Annual R.I. Statewide Historic Preservation Conference in Westerly and Charlestown on Saturday, April 29. The program will be available by early March. Visit the conference website for more information. (1/11/17)