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VIRTUAL: “Places Please!” Downtown Providence Performing Arts Venues, 1870-Present

To mark this year’s programming theme, “Spotlight on RI”, Jennifer Wilson, Assistant Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society, will present on historic performing arts venues in downtown Providence since 1870. In this virtual talk, she’ll discuss the social need for a vibrant arts scene as well as highlight a select number of venues that exemplify how entertainment rapidly changed at the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century.

Jennifer M. Wilson is the Assistant Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society. She’s also worked at Trinity Repertory Company, Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre, John Carter Brown Library, and Wheaton College (MA). Jenn graduated from Wheaton College (MA) with a degree in English and theatre arts. Having grown up in Pawtucket, she discovered the rich history and dynamic arts scene of Providence in her mid-twenties and has spent the past decade working in one of her favorite cities. She loves sharing her enthusiasm about the “Creative Capital” with visitors and natives alike.

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodumgpzIsHNIBJ73C3BER2hQCVMEGp1zG


Sep 24
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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