Snowtown Lecture At Congdon Street Baptist

(2.22) Head over to the Congdon Street Baptist Church Saturday afternoon for a lecture on the history of the Snowtown neighborhood as revealed through an archaeological excavation undertaken in the ’80s. (Facebook event page.)

Heather Olson, Laboratory Manager for Public Archaeology Laboratory, will lead a discussion of the Providence Cove Lands Project; a large-scale archaeological excavation undertaken in downtown Providence during the early 1980s. Her presentation will discuss Providence’s nineteenth-century “Snowtown” neighborhood. Snowtown was noted for its constant flow of undocumented residents, ramshackle housing, and varying levels of what many city-dwellers at the time considered “unsavory behavior.” Regardless of contemporary perceptions, Snowtown’s residents were inextricably intertwined with the labor, transportation, and technological revolutions occurring in Providence during that time.

This lecture is the latest installment of the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Park “Revolution is in the Air” winter lecture series.

Discovering Snowtown, free and open to the public, 2pm to 3pm, Saturday, February 22, 17 Congdon Street, (directions)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Providence Daily Dose