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Upcoming Events in 2017


2017
Oct

2017 Providence Symposium - Sites and Stories: Mapping a Preservation Ecosystem

from 10/18/2017 to 10/21/2017

2017 Providence Symposium: October 18 and 21

Having just celebrated its 50th anniversary, the field of historic preservation is in a period of self-examination and cultural evolution mirroring that of the larger, increasingly heterogeneous society. Organizations like PPS, which were started to preserve a particular built environment representing a particular history of our city, now study, document and advocate on behalf of buildings, blocks and histories that represent a much fuller panoply of the decades, cultures and people that together make up Providence. As the field of preservation has widened its scope, it has had to embrace the conflicts that arise from "competing" histories of a building or area over time. The 2017 Providence Symposium will start with the idea that we need to map out a preservation ecosystem, one that allows for development of shared purpose, and creation of shared opportunity, and that includes discussion of both the economics and the ethics of preservation. 

We will look to national leaders on such issues as the evolution of preservation-inclusive planning, community development/preservation partnerships, new concepts in historic memory/marker projects and excavating "lost" histories to strengthen communities and create ties across cultures. We will use our learning as a lens through which to examine some of the key issues in Providence right now: the crisis of owner neglect on Benefit Street; expansion on College Hill; Brown's Performing Arts Center; the history of displaced communities, including Lippitt Hill, Fox Point, the area around Cathedral Square and the future of the Industrial Trust building. 

Join PPS for the opportunity to participate in vital discussions which will map out a preservation ecosystem that will help to navigate conflicting histories, and will better determine the future of preservation in Providence.

Visit www.providencesymposium.com for more details!

 


2017
Nov

PPS Anniversary Gala - Powered by Preservation

Saturday, 11/04/2017

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For more than six decades, the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) has served as activist for the city’s historic character. POWERED BY PRESERVATION, an anniversary gala, will honor the past and catalyze preservation advocacy for a new era.

We are setting the scene at the 1912, Georgian Revival-style South Street Power Station, longtime home to the Narragansett Electric Company until extended vacancy placed it on PPS’s Most Endangered Properties advocacy list in 2011-2012. A visionary public-private partnership and use of historic tax credits is leading to its rebirth this year as South Street Landing, featuring new space for Brown University and the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center (a collaboration between Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island, overseen by the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner). 

Celebrate in style and be among the first to witness this grand-scale Providence preservation success story, and support PPS’s work toward many more.

Featuring fine catering by Russell Morin, open bar by McLaughlin & Moran, luxury auction, and entertainment by Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People.

Black tie. Valet parking included.


DINNER TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT 

Please call 401-831-7440 to join our wait list.
 

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You can still purchase tickets for the POWER HOURS from 9 - 11 p.m.:

Includes open bar, dessert stations, dancing and more

Turbine Hall at South Street Landing

 

 

 

Powered by Preservation Co-chairs: Christopher Marsella; Melissa Trapp; James V. DeRentis and Brett Smiley

Powered by Preservation Committee

Purchase tickets here

 

 

PRESENTED BY:

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HOSTED BY:

 

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WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM:

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VIP RIVERVIEW RECEPTION SPONSOR


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PROGRAM SPONSOR

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ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR


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DESSERT SPONSOR


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DECOR SPONSOR

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WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM

 

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Venue Sponsors

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Preservation Champions

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Preservation Enthusiasts

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