PPS Talk/Walk Series Starts

(7.24) The popular “Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk” summer tours, presented by the Providence Preservation Society, kick off this Thursday in Grace Church Cemetery on Broad Street.

Join us in South Providence as we visit Grace Church Cemetery. Established in 1834 by the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, this historic cemetery occupies nine acres at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Broad Street. Among the notable burials are those of United States Senators Nehemiah R. Knight (1854) and Albert C. Greene (1863). The cemetery is still an active burial ground, but its future is threatened by a lack of available funding.

The tour and discussion will be led by Anne Tait, Associate Professor of Art at Roger Williams University. Tait has authored numerous publications on cemetery art and aesthetics and is an active preservationist awarded for her work with urban cemeteries in Providence.

Space is limited so registration is required. Contact info@ppsri.org or call 401.831.7440.

Free and open to the public, 5:30pm, Thursday, July 24, meet at the SWAP Community Room, 500 Broad Street, on-street parking. 

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