A generous supporter has issued a matching gift challenge for all new and increased gifts. Act now to maximize your support by June 30!

Meet the guys of the hit podcast Crimetown! Marc Smerling & Zac Stuart-Pontier join us for a member-exclusive, free event. Wed 7/12, 5:30-7:30pm.

Our hours have changed for the summer. Mon-Thurs: 10-6; Fri: 9-5; Sat: 10-2; Sun: closed. Stop by for free staff-led tours Wednesday & Saturday mornings!


The Providence Athenæum seeks to enrich the literary, cultural, and intellectual pursuits of its members and surrounding community through extraordinary collections and innovative programming. Committed to the stewardship of our historic building, the physical culture of books, and the advancement of the humanities, the Athenæum welcomes diverse audiences and spirited conversation.