The City of Providence is truly honored to have secured the contributions of nearly two dozen area historians who have written topical essays covering the entire spectrum of the city’s 375-year history.
The essays cover topics such as Indian-White relations, the remarkable contribution of Roger Williams, the sometimes painful transformation from town to city, Providence as an industrial titan, the city’s significant architectural heritage, and its response to the Great Depression — among others. The series ends with an essay by Mayor Angel Taveras on his vision for the future of the city.
The essays will appear on this site periodically over the next several months. You can find links to the essays on this page. Enjoy reading about Providence’s amazing history through the lens of our local historians!