Pawtucket: what’s it like?… find out at the RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference in PAWTUCKET on Saturday, April 14. The conference is a great chance to walk and talk Pawtucket all day long. Walking tours will stroll Downtown, the Exchange Street historic district, and Pawtucket hydroelectric facilities past, present, and future. Bus tours will visit Pawtucket industrial sites, 20th-century landmarks, and Oak Hill. Plus there’s a tour of East Prov industrial sites, but if you wanted the opportunity to visit a bonbon factory in Central Falls, that tour is SOLD OUT.
Also, there’s a Pawtucket Forum (catch up on train station and trash transfer developments), a Pawtucket KleenUp, Pawtucket food from the Exchange Street Cafe, and several sessions and the closing reception at The Grant.
The main theme for the conference, besides Pawtucket, is “Something Old, Something Green,” as we look at the exchange between historic preservation and environmental sustainability.