African Heritage and Historical Sites in RI

Discover places that reveal African history

Sites associated with with people and events important in African American history in Rhode Island are all around us.  For a list of locations click here.

Scenic Third Beach Project

Middletown, RI

The Scenic Aquidneck Coalition is a collaboration focused on Scenic Third Beach: a project that will bury utilities underground, remove 77 poles and restore the scenic landscape along Third Beach Rd and Indian Ave.

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People often ask us what we do as preservation advocates...

  • We find productive, economic uses for vacant, old buildings

  • We demonstrate best practices at our historic buildings

  • We offer guidance and support to local groups defending threatened places​

  • We advocate for legislation-including historic tax credits–that revitalizes historic buildings and strengthens the economy

Private tours are available Thursdays and Fridays throughout August at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM.and on Saturdays August 8 and August 22. Reservations required, 

Click here for more details. 

2020 Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation

An annual event celebrating Rhode Island's historic preservation accomplishments.

Click here to learn more about the Rhody Awards including sponsorship opportunities and celebration plans in November!

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Preserve Rhode Island's Around the Block 

monthly enewsletter features:

  • advocacy alerts

  • fundraising announcements

  • info about upcoming events

  • links to statewide news articles

  • stories about our work

  • updates on special projects  


Lippitt House Museum's monthly enewsletter features:

  • community programs and engagements

  • info about upcoming museum events

  • fundraising announcements

  • museum rental opportunities​

Preserve Rhode Island Headquarters

Jeremiah Dexter House

957 North Main Street

Providence, RI 02904

(401) 272-5101


Lippitt House Museum

199 Hope Street

Providence, RI 02906

(401) 453-0688


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