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
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MUSEUM DAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, September 17, 2022
9:00 AM - Noon
Lippitt House Museum is offering a free Open House as part of national Museum Day organized by Smithsonian magazine. Guests can walk through the elaborately decorated first floor formal rooms and see what life was like for Providence’s Lippitt family and the servants who lived and worked at their Hope Street home. Get a close-up look at the hand-carved animals adorning the dining room, the hand-stenciled decorations in the library, and the state-of-the-art gas chandeliers in each room – all evidence of Providence’s history as a prosperous 19th century manufacturing center.
Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT. We look forward to seeing everyone there, and thank you!
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.
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Rosé Garden Party
Sunday, July 10, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lippitt House Museum hosted the Rosé Garden Party on July 10th. This event benefitting the Museum featured croquet and lawn games, musical performances by Minor Swing and The Tropigals, fantastic raffle prizes, an assortment of rosé wines for tasting, and light bites and desserts. Guests were encouraged to dress in "Garden Party Formal" and many embraced the vintage-inspired theme.
Perfect weather, some fantastic garb, a dance performance all set in the lovely Lippitt House Museum Garden made for a delightful evening.
Click below for photos from the event, and be sure to watch for tickets next year as this event did sell out.