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All Tours: 13

Tour curated by: The Rhode Tour Team | 10 Locations

Explore the history and development of social welfare in Rhode Island. From the early nineteenth century until the present, numerous institutions throughout the state have provided care to infants, orphans, delinquents, those with disabilities, and…

Tour curated by: Brown University students in "Oral History and Community Memory," Spring 2014 | 15 Locations

Providence's Mashapaug Pond has been forgotten and overlooked for decades, contaminated by industrial pollution and separated from the communities that surround it. Now, the pond comes alive as an imagined place, present in memories of former…

Tour curated by: Brown University students in "Methods in Public Humanities," Spring 2014 | 7 Locations

Best known as the birthplace of America's industrial revolution, the city of Pawtucket boasts a rich history filled with stories of vice and virtue, bicycles and bravery. First transformed in the 1700s from rural community to urban center by…

Tour curated by: Brown University students in "Methods in Public Humanities," Spring 2014 | 8 Locations

People of African descent have been part of Rhode Island’s population and culture since the seventeenth century. For a century, they were carried to Rhode Island’s shores aboard slaving vessels, and they helped build the fledgling colony. When…

Tour curated by: Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, D. K. Abbass, Ph.D | 6 Locations

Rhode Island’s Revolutionary War history may not share the luster of nearby Massachusetts’, but the smallest colony was the site of one of the largest battles of the war. The town of Newport occupied a strategic location on the Atlantic coast,…

Tour curated by: The Rhode Tour Team | 6 Locations

Explore Benefit Street, Providence’s “mile of history” dating to the mid-eighteenth century. Benefit Street, at first known as Back Street, ran along the back of residences that were built on Towne Street, now South Main Street. Providence…

Tour curated by: Eve Harene Dewan & Maggie Unverzagt Goddard | 11 Locations

Food plays a central role in creating cultural identity. Learn about the many different groups who have shaped Rhode Island’s identity through their culinary practices and gastronomic connections. Visit a local market that sells Brazilian food and…

Tour curated by: This tour is based on Marta V. Martinez’s Latino History in Rhode Island: Nuestras Raíces (History Press, 2014) as well as the oral and visual histories at www.nuestrasraicesri.org. Molly Kerker and Jane Lancaster contributed research, content development, and editing. Translation by Roxana Mercado. | 5 Locations

Walk along Broad Street, South Providence, and you see stores selling plantains and yuca, hear people speaking Spanish and eating at restaurants run by Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and Guatemalans. Fifty years ago, Broad Street looked and sounded very…

Tour curated by: The Little Compton Historical Society, the Tiverton Public Library, and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University. | 12 Locations

What you didn't know about Tiverton will surprise you. From Paul Revere to Charles Nelson Reilly, from a brutal form of punishment to a heroic Revolutionary War raid, Tiverton's history is captured in its familiar and almost-forgotten…

Tour curated by: John Nicholas Brown Center | 14 Locations

Although technically a village within the town of Little Compton, Adamsville has been a vibrant, independent community since its founding in the 1600s. Its location at the head of a river and along an overland route connecting New Bedford to Newport…

Tour curated by: Esta Gúia está basado en la Historia Latina de Rhode Island: Nuestras Raíces (History Press, 2014) escrito por Marta V. Martínez, así como las historias orales y visuales en www.nuestrasraicesri.org. Molly Kerker y Jane Lancaster contribuyeron a la investigación, el desarrollo de contenidos, y la edición. La traducción se realizó por Roxana Mercado. | 5 Locations

Camina por la calle Broad en la cuidad de Providence el día de hoy y encontrarás tiendas vendiendo productos como los plátanos y la yuca, escucharás a mucha gente hablando en español y comiendo en restaurantes dirigidos por Puertorriqueños,…

Tour curated by: John Nicholas Brown Center | 4 Locations

The Commons has served as Little Compton's center of civic, social and religious life since the 17th century. In 1677, Little Compton's original "proprietors" set aside land for common use - including space for a meeting hall and a burying…

Tour curated by: Tiverton Land Trust | 5 Locations

The 230-acre Pardon Gray Preserve was purchased and preserved as permanent open space by the Tiverton Land Trust in 2000. It is an active farm and forest preserve adjacent to Main Road in South Tiverton and contiguous with the 550 acre Weetamoo Woods…

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