CALENDAR OF EVENTS
LIPPITT HOUSE MUSEUM TOURS
Tours take guests through the elaborately decorated rooms of Lippitt House exploring how Providence’s history shaped the Rhode Island of today. Staff share stories focusing on the people who lived and worked in the house illustrating ideas about industry, immigration, design, and civic engagement, illuminating Providence’s rich cultural heritage.
Staff-led guided tours are offered on Fridays and select Saturdays, May thru October. Capacity is limited and advance reservations are required.
Admission Pricing - Adults: $10; Students: $5; Children: 0-12 FREE; EBT Card Holders: FREE
LIPPITT HOUSE MUSEUM Rosé Garden Party
The vintage-inspired Rosé Garden Party will be Sunday, July 10, 4-6 PM (rain date July 17).
Come to Lippitt House Museum for a festive, vintage-inspired garden party! Explore the ornately decorated rooms of the Museum, then step outside to enjoy live music by the band Minor Swing and a performance by the TropiGals dance company. Enjoy the Lippitt lawn while playing a variety of historic games including croquet by the 1874 fountain. Included with your event admission, light bites, a variety of rosé wines, and Granny Squibb iced tea will be served for you to enjoy as you revel in the summer splendor of the garden. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass to take home after the party. Thanks to our generous sponsors for supporting Lippitt House Museum’s only fundraising event of 2022.
The 2022 Rhody Awards will be held at Ochre Court in Newport.
Once again, we’ve received a tremendous amount of remarkable nominations this year! Interest in historic preservation and the Rhody Awards continues to build each year, and we are thrilled to share the stories of these preservation heroes.
Be sure to mark your calendars, tickets go on sale in July.
No refunds on Lippitt House Museum or Preserve Rhode Island ticket purchases.
PAST EVENTS & RECORDED PROGRAMS
DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION & COMBATING FAKE NEWS
A TWO-PART COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SERIES
The violent attempt to disrupt the electoral process on January 6, 2021 shook many Americans’ faith in our democratic system. What impact can actions taken at the local level have when we come together and relearn the power of citizenship and community? As Rhode Islanders, what can we do to rebuild our civil society when we address threats to civic education and journalism?
This conversation series was a partnership between Lippitt House Museum and the Providence League of Women Voters. Financial support provided by the League of Women Voters Rhode Island Education Fund.
DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: THE ROLE OF CIVIC EDUCATION AND ITS IMPORTANCE FOR CIVIC HEALTH
Wednesday March 9, 2022
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Civics isn't just for students -- it's about community. For American democracy to thrive it requires informed and engaged community members, and everyone should feel empowered and motivated to participate in civil society. To realize this, all community members need unfettered access to civic systems, should understand the machines of government, and be able to make informed policy and electoral choices. Program participants -- youth leaders with Rhode Island Civic Learning Coalition; Marcos Bonilla, Genesis Center’s Citizenship Prep Course alum; and Julia Renaud of Rhode Island Council for the Humanities come together for a lively multi-generational dialogue about the value of civic education for the health of our democracy.
DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDIA LITERACY & COMBATING FAKE NEWS
Wednesday March 16, 2022
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Misinformation plants seeds of mistrust in democratic processes and undermines the systems of government. What responsibility do journalists and media personalities have for identifying incorrect or deliberately misleading information especially in widespread electronic media including podcasts? What responsibility do individuals have to their community to be critical media consumers in what they view, listen to, and share? Where and how do we draw the line between fake news and free speech rights? This program was a dialogue around the vital role media plays in civic society and the importance of media literacy to an informed community. Participants: Ed Fitzpatrick, Boston Globe staff writer covering Rhode Island; Renee Hobbs, Founder of the Media Education Lab at URI; Lynette Labinger, Attorney specializing in First Amendment cases.
EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF CHILDHOOD & PLAY
Author Talk with Susan Fletcher
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Remember the toys you played with when you were growing up? Each of those objects has a story to tell about the history of American childhood. Join an illustrated talk by historian Susan Fletcher as she shares stories about beloved toys and games from the 19th century. We’ll take a journey through the history of American childhood and play against the backdrop of culture, politics, religion, technology, gender, and parenting philosophies. The FREE talk will be held virtually via Zoom. Pre-registration required. Registrants will receive a discount code to purchase their own copy of Exploring the History of Childhood and Play through 50 Historic Treasures Rowman & Littlefield/AASLH, 2020.
Susan Fletcher is a public historian, writer, and artist based in Colorado Springs. She serves as the Director of History and Archives for The Navigators and Glen Eyrie and is the founder and CEO of History Joy Consulting, an archives and museum consulting firm.