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RIHPHC at Work during COVID-19 Outbreak
Click here for a statement from RIHPHC Executive Director J. Paul Loether on access to RIHPHC programs during the COVID-19 outbreak. In brief:
> Public access to RIHPHC's Old State House offices has been restricted. Our staff members are working remotely to continue the normal operations of the RIHPHC. You can reach us by email.
> Back to the Future, the Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference planned for April 25, is postponed until Saturday, April 24, 2021.
> For the latest information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit the RI Department of Health website. Thank you for your patience. (3/25/20)


Let's Go Back to the Future: RI's 35th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference
RIHPHC will present Back to the Future at CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Featured programs include keynote speech by Modern architecture advocate George Smart (USModernist), 11 tours of historic places from Providence to Cranston to East Greenwich to Warwick, 12 preservation workshops, networking, socializing, and more. (3/23/20)

The African American Struggle for Civil Rights in 20th-Century Rhode Island: Online Resources
Between 2017 and 2020, RIHPHC, Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island Black Heritage Society collaborated on multi-phase project funded by the National Park Service. The project consisted of conducting archival research, collecting oral histories, and documenting places of significance to civil rights in Rhode Island. For more information and access to several work products created by the project, please visit the Civil Rights Resources page. (2/24/20)

Moore Fabric, Pawtucket

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Moore Fabric Company Plant, More of Historic Wakefield Added to Register
The National Park Service has added the Moore Fabric Company Plant in Pawtucket to the National Register of Historic Places and expanded the Wakefield Historic District in South Kingstown. Built between 1919 and 1949, the Moore Fabric Company Plant (above) embodies the specialization of Rhode Island’s textile industry after World War I. Wakefield is South Kingstown’s historic commercial area (below), developed over the course of two centuries. (1/15/2020) press release

State Home and School Historic District Listed in National Register
The Rhode Island State Home and School for Dependent and Neglected Children, built on what is now the east side of Rhode Island College’s campus, has received federal recognition for its contributions to the history of community development and architecture. The National Park Service has added the State Home and School for Dependent and Neglected Children Historic District in Providence to the National Register of Historic Places. The State Home and School is a significant example of an institution for dependent children that influenced the development of Rhode Island’s modern child welfare system. (1/6/2020) press release