Resources, Links, Partners

If you've ever thought about how public memorials and monuments are approved, here is how the City of Providence does it.

Monument Lab is a public art and history studio based in Philadelphia. They use public engagement and collective memory to cultivate conversations about monuments in the city.

The Pawtucket Library Digital Newspaper collection includes articles published in the Pawtucket Times newspaper from 1886 to 1951 - later years will eventually be added.

The Pawtucket Library has a Flickr page where you can find nearly 50,000, old and new, photos of places all around the city.  

Preserve Rhode Island has an historic preservation easement program.   Easements are the only way to protect an historic building from demolition.  Many organizations, such as Historic New England and the National Park Service,  have easement programs. 

The Rhode Island Historical Society is Rhode Island's only state-wide history organization.  Their mission is to honor, interpret, and share Rhode Island’s past to enrich the present and inspire the future.

The Blackstone Valley Historical Society is our local historical society. Their work encompasses the communities of Pawtucket, Central Falls, Lincoln, Cumberland, North Smithfield and Woonsocket. 

Since its creation in 1985, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council has been a leader in transforming Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley into an internationally-recognized visitor destination

The mission of the East Providence Historical Society is to enrich and educate the citizens of East Providence and surrounding communities about its history through excellent museum experiences and quality educational programs that are relevant and accessible to everyone.

Pawtucket Central Falls Development envisions healthy communities for all, and they demonstrate this through intensive neighborhood revitalization, financial education, and resident engagement.

The Providence Preservation Society's mission is to improve Providence by advocating for historic preservation and the enhancement of the city’s unique character through thoughtful design and planning.

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is the state agency for historical preservation and heritage programs. The Commission operates a statewide historical preservation program that identifies and protects historic sites. The Commission also develops and carries out programs to document and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island's people.

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

The Pawtucket Library is home to the Elizabeth J. Johnson Pawtucket History Research Center. For information email or call 725-3714.

The Pawtucket Times is a local newspaper serving Pawtucket, Central Falls, East Providence, Lincoln, Cumberland, Attleboro, and Seekonk.

The Valley Breeze is a free weekly newspaper serving Pawtucket, Central Falls, Smithfield, Woonsocket, Cumberland, Lincoln, and North Providence.

The Public Archaeology Laboratory offers services in the fields of archaeology and historic architectural survey and cemetery investigations.  They have an outstanding staff of archaeologists, architectural historians, and preservation planners.

Doors Open Rhode Island connects people to local places of cultural, historical and architectural significance in an effort to bridge communities and inspire new perspectives in our cities.  In partnership with a multitude of cultural and community organizations, Doors Open RI provides behind-the-scenes access to Rhode Island’s best-kept secrets through programs and tours.

Most of the Avenue Concept's art installations are in Providence, but we're hoping they branch out to the Blackstone Valley soon! Check out what this interesting organization is doing to enliven public spaces.

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful is the "environmental education arm" of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. They work to prevent littering, reduce waste, and beautify our communities.

The Pawtucket Foundation mobilizes and coordinates research, information, talent and resources to positively impact the City of Pawtucket.

The Blackstone River Valley National Heriage Corridor works with community partners to preserve and promote the Valley's historic, cultural, natural, and recreational resources for current and future generations.