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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)