251 Benefit Street
July 16 – September 23, 2018
The Providence Athenæum has occupied its stately home on Benefit Street since 1838, a proud neighbor to the surrounding homes and businesses for nearly two centuries.
Take a walk down Benefit Street to the Athenæum this summer: look up at the remarkable architecture as you go, stop and see (and maybe sip from) the newly-flowing Richmond Fountain on the sidewalk outside of the Athenæum, then head inside to the Philbrick Rare Book Room to learn a bit about the history behind your journey. On display are a variety of items from the Athenæum’s collections highlighting the history of this unique street and the institution that found its home here.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-6pm
Weekends & other times, by appointment or if staffing allows