Rhode Island’s 34th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference - Preservation, Recreation and Sport
Saturday, April 6, 2019
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT
222 Taunton Ave East Providence, RI, United States
Rhode Islanders and visitors to the Ocean State love to play in historic places. The state’s coastal resort towns have hosted generations of summer visitors seeking rest and relaxation. Our cities erected large-scale sports venues for professional teams—and their adoring fans. Every community built its school gyms, little league fields, and public recreation facilities. By balancing historic preservation with the demands of the 21st century, these sites continue to play an active role in our lives.
At Preservation, Recreation and Sport, our home turf is East Providence Center, and tours run throughout the city. Visit sports facilities at Agawam Hunt and the Indoor Tennis Court, take a spin on the Crescent Park Carousel, and cruise the coastline to Pomham Rocks Lighthouse and the steamship graveyard at Green Jacket Shoal. Sessions will explore playful programming, preservation projects, recreation planning, Civil Rights, roadside and dockside architecture, and more.
The conference is a gathering for anyone interested in preservation, history, design, and community planning. Who attends? Stewards of historic sports and recreation facilities; club members and sports buffs; grassroots preservationists throughout Rhode Island and the region; professionals working in the field or allied fields (architects, planners, landscape architects, developers, curators, etc.); elected officials and municipal board members; advocates and activists; students and teachers; and you.
Janet Balletto, firstname.lastname@example.org