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Year of the City: The Providence Project is an unprecedented year-long exploration of the history, life and culture of Providence’s twenty-five neighborhoods through exhibitions, performances, walks, lectures, and conferences produced by more than 50 different curators.

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Providence Waterways, Past & Present


  • Rhode Island State Archives, 337 Westminster Street Providence, RI, 02903 (map)

The confluence of the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck Rivers provided a gathering place for Rhode Island’s earliest inhabitants. Since then, these and other waterways have been central to the development of our capital city. This exhibition will explore the waterways’ evolution from colonial thoroughfares, to critical lines of transport for Rhode Island’s early industries, to the civic gathering spaces they are today.

An exhibition opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 7th, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

The Department of State engages and empowers all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce, and ensuring that elections are fair, fast and accurate.

The RI State Archives is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Two hour validated parking is available in the lot directly across Snow Street.