All Tours: 36

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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 -…
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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…
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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…
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According to the online film and television resource IMDb, more than two-hundred feature films, forty television series, and thirty television movies have been filmed in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island…
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According to legend, when Roger Williams crossed the Seekonk River a group of Narragansett called out to their English friend, asking what news he brought: “What cheer, netop?” The legend solidifies…
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Beyond Interstate 95 lies Providence’s West Side. A concrete bridge over a river of traffic takes you into the city of immigrants and strivers, of industrialists in Broadway mansions and mill workers…
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Bordered by the Providence River and Interstate 95 is Providence’s downtown neighborhood, the geographical, political, economic, and cultural core of Rhode Island’s capital. Colonial Providence was…
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Why have an industrial tour of a river? The Woonasquatucket didn’t always look this way, hemmed in by brick buildings, cement sidewalks and asphalt streets on both sides. To see the past, look at the…
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The Dorr Rebellion of 1841-42 was more a war of words than weapons. Some accounts call it a rebellion, others, a war. Frederick Douglass called it the “Dorr excitement.” Writers in the 19th century…
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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…
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The Westport River is an estuary, where fresh water merges with salty tidal waters from the ocean. These environmental conditions created rich biodiversity in fish and wildlife that has long been…
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In Providence's history, there is a “golden century” from about 1830 through 1930 when the city flourished. Settled originally on the East Side, Providence expanded to the west, first into our…
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The First Peoples of the area now referred to as Rhode Island have cared for these lands and, in turn, been cared for by them for thousands of years. When Europeans arrived, colonists were met by…
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“For one weary and oppressed with the heat, noise, and bustle of the dusty street, there can be no better restorative than a few hours of quiet repose and recreation ‘down the bay.’” - "Reid’s…
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It's easy to think of an open space as somewhere where nothing has yet been built, but in urban environments, that often isn't the case. Borrowing a phrase from Paul M. M. Cooper, we invite…
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Portraits are often overlooked in the daily life of a Brown student, tucked away in the halls of old buildings or hung above eye-level in Sayles Hall. But must a portrait be framed? A portrait can…
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Only a stub of Pond Street remains, tucked between Interstate 95 and the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul. Before the interstate was built in the late 1950s, Pond Street stretched west up the hill and…
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Jews have lived in Rhode Island since the mid-17th century. After fleeing the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal, many Jews fled to England and Amsterdam, then to Barbados, and finally arrived in…
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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…
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