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“Sticks and Stones”*the 30th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Sat April 25, 2015 at 4:00 am

Glocester, Rhode Island

{{sticks{{This year*s statewide preservation conference, *Sticks and Stones,* examines historic rural landscapes and the long-term
impact of changes on the land. The sticks are the forests, cleared for agricultural fields long ago, regrown, and now managed as conservation
land, park, and private woodlot. The stones remain where they were placed to mark burials, to provide sturdy building foundations, and to
build walls that separated farm fields and delineated property boundaries. The event gets underway at St. Eugene*s Church in historic
Chepachet Village with a keynote speech on the geology and cultural history of New England*s stone walls. The speech is followed by 10
workshops, 6 films, and 11 bus and walking tours of historic places around Rhode Island*s northwest corner, including farms and forests,
mid-century modern residences, and village centers from Harrisville to North Scituate. Presented by the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage
Commission, the annual conference is a great opportunity to explore the historic Northwest Corner and network with professionals in the field.

AIA/RI members can earn up to 5.5 CEUs for attending the conference.
For more information (and to register), visit
http://www.preservation.ri.gov/conference/15overview.php or call
(401)732-1009. Pre-registration is open until April 11; on-site
registration will be available on April 25. 

$40 includes all activities plus morning coffee, lunch, closing


Sat April 25, 2015
4:00 am
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