“Building and Preserving South County”—the 31st Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

North Kingstown and Exeter, Rhode Island

Saturday, April 30, 8:15am – 6pm

$40 includes all activities plus morning coffee, lunch, closing reception

This year’s statewide preservation conference considers the distinctive sense of place and culture in South County and looks at the social, economic, and cultural history expressed by the built environment. The event gets underway at Wickford Middle School with a keynote speech on how the institution of slavery indelibly shaped South County. The speech is followed by 12 workshops, 3 walking tours, 3 boat tours, and 7 bus tours of historic places in Exeter and North Kingstown, including farms, factories, houses, wharves, cemeteries, museums, and the former studio of architect  William D. Warner FAIA. Presented by the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, the annual conference is a great opportunity to explore the field of historic preservation and network with professionals in the field.

For more information (and to register), visit http://www.preservation.ri.gov/conference/16overview.php or call (401)222-2078. Pre-registration is open until April 20; on-site registration will be available on April 30.