The Life & Works of H.P. Lovecraft

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Lovecraft at the Aldrich House: 
David Neilsen’s “The Sacrifice of Randolph Carter” 
 
Saturday, March 14th
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Suggested donation of $5.00
Although Lovecraft died 78 years ago on March 15, 1937, his acclaim as a genius of occult and horror fiction lives on.  Each year in March, the Rhode Island Historical Society marks the anniversary of the death of H.P. Lovecraft with events exploring his life and his work in Providence.  
 
The day before the annual Lovecraft walking tour, the Rhode Island Historical Society, in partnership with the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council, will host a one-man production of an original, Lovecraftian re-telling of Lovecraft’s short stories, and a mini read-a-thon with selections by the staff and friends of the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council.
 
The brand new, original one-man production from David Neilsen (whose H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu has been captivating audiences for the past year) takes two of Lovecraft’s most beloved short stories – “The Statement of Randolph Carter” and “From Beyond” – and combines them into a single, horrific narrative that will chill you to your bones.
 
“The disgraced adventurer Randolph Carter has been invited to come and speak to an audience of his peers regarding the terrible and mysterious incidents in which he has been involved and which have claimed the lives of a number of seemingly innocent individuals. Do you dare listen to his side of the story?
 
For reservations or questions, please contact: 
programs@rihs.org, or 401-331-8575 x136
 
 
 
The Life & Times of H.P. Lovecraft: 
A Rhode Island Historical Society Literary Providence Walking Tour and Narragansett Beer After Party at Flatbread
March 15th
Walking tour from noon- 1:30pm; cost $10/person
After party from 2- 4:00 pm
Beginning at the John Brown House

RIHS Walking Tour:

Each year in March, the Rhode Island Historical Society marks the anniversary of the death of H.P. Lovecraft with a walking tour of spaces and places that were important to his life and his work in Providence.

Although Lovecraft died 78 years ago on March 15, 1937, his acclaim as a genius of occult and horror fiction lives on. Passages from his Providence-based stories (The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House) and excerpts from his personal correspondence offer astounding detail about his life and his work. Amazingly, most of the Providence sites that meant so much to the author in the 1920s can still be seen today.

Tours are led by Rhode Island Historical Society guides. Tickets may be purchased at the start of the tour; however, reservations are requested (bbarnes@rihs.org or (401) 273-7507  x362.)

Narragansett Beer After Party:

From 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., continue the conversation about Lovecraft after the walking tour or join the conversation, if you couldn’t make the walking tour, at Flatbread, 161 Cushing Street (just off Thayer Street).

Narragansett Beer, founded in 1890 (the same year Lovecraft was born) is celebrating both anniversaries in 2015. Flatbread joins the party by having Narragansett’s Lovecraft Honey Ale on tap.

And for every pint sold the afternoon of the 15th, Flatbread and Narragansett will donate $1 to the Rhode Island Historical Society!

For reservations or questions, please contact Barbara Barnes at:

bbarnes@rihs.org or (401) 273-7507 x362.