RIHPHC Bulletin
October is Archaeology Month
Organized by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, this program promotes Rhode Island's rich archaeological heritage through a series of free events led by professional and academic volunteers. Here's a preview--details on all programs are available on our website.

Walking Through Time: The 5000-Year History of the URI Campus
Saturday 10/16, 10AM - 12PM, URI KINGSTON
A panel discussion of this land's history and how it is (and is not) memorialized on campus today, followed by an optional walking tour of the URI campus. Sponsored by URI (Center for Humanities, Sociology & Anthropology, History, and the Applied History Lab) and the Tomaquag Museum.

Register online (encouraged but not required)

Archaeology Discovery Walk of Providence’s Snowtown and Great Point
Saturday 10/23, 11AM - 12PM, Rhode Island State House, PROVIDENCE
A guided Discovery Walk exploring the north shore of Providence's Great Salt Cove. Sponsored by the Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. and the Snowtown Project.

Register online (required)

“Exceeding great paines in their fishing”: Narragansett Indian Fishing Practices, Techniques, and Tradition
Saturday 10/30, 2 - 3PM, South County Museum, NARRAGANSETT
Joseph N. Waller (Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.) will draw on New England archaeological evidence to describe Native American fishing traditions and practices. Sponsored by PAL, South County Museum, and South County History Center.

Register by email to Heather Kisilywicz

"There's nothing of their house but the ruined foundation": History and Archaeology at the Manton Farm Property
Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., Little Compton Historical Society, and community volunteers documented the history of the Manton Farm; it was, at numerous times over three generations, the home of the only family of color in Little Compton. Senior Archaeologist Holly Herbster and LCHS Executive Director Marjory O’Toole share the history of the Manton Family and results of the 2019 archaeological investigations.

Let's Celebrate the Rhody Award Honorees
RIHPHC and our partners at Preserve Rhode Island salute the 2021 slate of Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation.

This year’s celebration will include a Rhody Road Tour of several recent award winners on Saturday, October 16 (12-4pm) and a Celebration on Sunday, October 17 at Linden Place in Bristol (4-7pm). Get details and tickets from Preserve Rhode Island.
Hearty congratulations to:
Friends of Hearthside, Inc. (Lincoln)

Kenneth R. Woodcock (Matunuck)

Ned Connors (East Providence)

Richard C. Youngken (South Kingstown)

Jonathan and Erin Chapman for the Glen Farm Millhouse (Portsmouth)

Providence Performing Arts Center

Dirt Palace Public Projects for the Wedding Cake House (Providence)

John Peixinho for Samuel Clarke Farm (Richmond)

WinnDevelopment + Omni Development for Prospect Hts. (Pawt.)

Union Mill LLC for Pontiac Mills (Warwick)

Providence Community Library
National Monument Audit
A project of Monument Lab in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Monument Audit assesses the current monument landscape across the United States. RIHPHC contributed data about Rhode Island monuments to the study.

The National Monument Audit reveals "the dynamics and trends that have shaped our monument landscape, to pose questions about common knowledge about monuments, and to debunk falsehoods and misperceptions within public memory."
America's Top 50? These are the 50 individuals with the most public monuments in the United States.

Remembering Carole Cornelison
RIHPHC mourns the loss of our colleague Carole Cornelison, Director of Rhode Island's Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance. Appointed to lead DCAMM in 2015, Carole was instrumental in the preservation of our State's historic buildings, from restoration projects at the Rhode Island State House to the exterior restoration of the Old State House. She also led a years-long effort to identify a new use and developer for the historic Cranston Street Armory in Providence.
October's Heritage Happenings
RIHPHC's calendar of heritage events showcases Rhode Island's diverse communities:

Have an upcoming event to share? Contact Donna Alqassar, Heritage Coordinator. For the latest listings, follow @rihphc_heritage on Instagram.
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