The 2012 Providence Symposium:
Not Always Pretty: Behind the Façade of Historic Preservation in Providence
October 11 - 13th, 2012
The unparalleled beauty of Providence’s restored streetscapes masks a movement that has often relied upon unusual politics, uncomfortable compromises, and unpredictable alliances. As the idea of Preservation in Providence has matured, so have our practices.
The Providence Preservation Society has often celebrated the “who” of Preservation, but the “why” and the “how” tell a much more nuanced, complicated, and sometimes less “pretty” story.
Join us for three days of educational programming, film screenings and walking tours. Four featured speakers will present their views of historic preservation in Providence and New England, while morning and afternoon breakout sessions will expand your understanding of these complicated stories. An evening cocktail party will let you relax and share the days enlightening discusions while a Saturday walking tour helps put the landscape into perspective.
Explore more of what the 2012 Providence Symposium has to offer, and register now.