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Providence Unveiled Exhibit Opening

Saturday, June 8 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm

TO ALL LOVERS OF OLD PROVIDENCE Who may be interested to know how Life was Lived…
-Dedication in Margaret Bingham Stillwell’s While Benefit Street was Young

 

Join us for an open house opening reception for Providence Unveiled: Stories from the Archives. Stop in anytime from 10am-2pm on Saturday, June 8th to see the exhibit – light refreshments, children’s activities, tours, and conversation provided.

The Providence Athenæum has occupied its home on Benefit Street since 1838, bearing witness to the evolution of the city of Providence for nearly two centuries. Providence Unveiled: Stories from the Archives aims to uncover the stories of people and places of historic Providence through an exploration of materials housed in the Athenæum’s archives, painting a picture of the surrounding neighborhood throughout time.

The exhibit is part of the larger Year of the City: The Providence Project, an unprecedented year-long exploration of the history, life, and culture of Providence’s 25 neighborhoods through exhibitions, performances, walks, lectures, and conferences produced by more than 50 different curators.

Registration is appreciated, but not required.