WHAT    State Archives Exhibition: Waterways: Past and Present
DATE     Monday June 3 – Friday June 7, 2019
TIME      8:30am – 4:30pm, M-F
PLACE  337 Westminster Street

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites Rhode Islanders to come explore the evolution of waterways in Providence and the impacts of these changes over time at the Rhode Island State Archives exhibit: Waterways: Past and Present. The new exhibit uses historic maps, photographs, and other archival documents to illustrate how bodies of water have transformed from colonial thoroughfares to the civic gathering spaces they are today. The exhibit also features indigenous cultural objects on loan from the Tomaquag Museum.

Free and open to the public

The Rhode Island State Archives is home to more than 10 million records dating back to 1638. Rhode Island is one of the only states that houses its Archives in a commercially-leased office space that puts our historic collections at risk. Secretary Gorbea is working to build a new State Archives and History Center that will highlight our collections and meet the standards for Archival Storage established by the National Archives and Records Administration.


WHAT     Selfies at the State Archives!
DATE     Saturday, June 8, 2019
TIME      11:00am – 4:30pm
PLACE   337 Westminster Street, Providence, RI.

Stop by the Rhode Island State Archives during your PVDFest travels to have some fun with historic photos! Our office will be open from 11:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and will have some fun selfie frames available, along with showcasing an original copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Don’t miss your chance to see these treasures!

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