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Jewelry District Walking Tours — Saturdays

Trifari, Speidel, Monet, Coro: Providence was once considered the costume jewelry capital of the world and several of those former factory buildings have been repurposed to great effect in the Jewelry District. If you are lucky, you live in one. Learn about the history and architectural heritage of the industry with Greening the District who […]

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RI Archaeology Month Starts

Arch-tober is Rhode Island Archaeology Month! History fans can look forward to 17 free public events led by professional archaeologists. Walks, talks, hands-on archaeology, open houses, exhibits, and more, are scheduled statewide through October. Coming up this Saturday here in Providence is some hands-on archaeology: Re-excavating the Old State House Parade Ground. In 1974, archaeologists

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Last Days Of The Dinosaurs

(8.13) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and then the asteroid (moving van) brings the Dinosaurs Among Us exhibit to an end. Travel back in time in this immersive, walk-through experience featuring nearly 60 life-size animatronic dinosaurs including the 18-foot-long Dreadnoughtus, an 8-foot tall Brachiosaurus, Triceratops (and baby), Stegasaurus, and of course, T. Rex. I checked it

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Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega Show III

(8.6) Can’t have too many of these. This mid-summer Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega has a great lineup, starting with the Sugar Cones?! Don’t be late. Secret Defiler (9:00pm) the Hammer Party (8:00pm) Black Helicopter (7:15pm) Vudu Sister (Electric Version) (6:30pm) Death Pesos (5:45pm) The Problem With Kids Today (5:00pm) Knickerbocker 5 (4:15pm) Ziggy Gnardust

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The Incredible Alexander Von Humboldt

German geologist, botanist, geographer, and explorer, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), was arguably the most important naturalist of the 19th century. Place names honoring him are not even limited to planet earth; on the moon, both a crater and lunar sea bear his name. Parks, forests, cities, counties, and mountain ranges from Tasmania to China to

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‘Dinosaurs Among Us’ At RWP Zoo

Big thumbs up for the Dinosaurs Among Us exhibit at Roger Williams Park Zoo, up now through August 13th. Triceratops has always been a personal favorite with its pleasing proportions and balanced massing. But all these dinosaurs are built to impress, featuring sound effects and a surprising amount of movement. Watching kids interact with the

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Juneteenth Organ Recital, Storytelling — PPAC

(6.19) Head downtown Monday at noon for “From Free to Freedom: A Juneteenth Celebration,” a free lunchtime concert with “songs and stories from a journey that continues.” The event features the estimable Ricardo Pitts-Wiley as the narrator, the JuneteenthRI Choir, storyteller Rachel Briggs, PPAC’s house organist Peter Edwin Krasinski, and a soloist to be announced.

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‘Meet Me At The Biltmore’ — Author At BotS

(6.14) Writer Amanda Quay Blount will be discussing her book Meet Me at the Biltmore: 100 Years at Providence’s Most Storied Hotel, this Wednesday at Books on the Square. On June 6, 1922, thousands of people gathered in downtown Providence to witness the grand opening of the most modern hotel of its day: the awe-inspiring

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Own A Piece Of RI State House History

Rhode Island residents will soon be able to own a piece of the white Georgia marble that was originally destined for our beautiful State House. Farm Fresh RI will be hosting a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates history, art, and community with rescued pieces of this special marble: ‘Own a Piece of Rhode Island State House

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