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Capital Ideas: Planning Providence 1636-2020, May 4

Capital Ideas: Planning Providence
May 04, 2011 – June 22, 2011
Providence City Hall Gallery, 2nd Floor
25 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903
Opening Reception and program: May 4 • 5-7pm
Exhibit Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Can you imagine zipping around downtown on a monorail train? Rowing a boat in front of the State House? Driving on a freeway soaring above the canal? At one time, these incredible ideas were proposed for our city.

Capital Ideas: Planning Providence” commemorates the history of Providence by presenting design plans drawn from the City Archives. View proposals for never-built projects and imagine the places in Providence that might have been.

What kind of Providence would you design?

Exhibition Opening Event Details
The opening event in City Hall is an all-ages exhibition opening with programming that includes a talk from the City Hall archivist, Paul Campbell, as well as poster-making; visitors will create the imaginary Providence that they would like to see realized. These posters will be laminated and displayed at the Roger Williams National Memorial to serve as a monument to the 375th.


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