Preservation, Recreation and Sport


Saturday, April 6, 2019 · East Providence

About the Conference

Play ball! Preservation, Recreation and Sport, Rhode Island’s 34th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, will take place on Saturday, April 6.

Rhode Islanders and visitors to the Ocean State love to play in historic places. The state’s coastal resort towns have hosted generations of summer visitors seeking rest and relaxation. Our cities erected large-scale sports venues for professional teams—and their adoring fans. Every community built its school gyms, little league fields, and public recreation facilities. By balancing historic preservation with the demands of the 21st century, these sites continue to play an active role in our lives.

East Providence is our home turf. Tours will explore sports facilities at Agawam Hunt Club and the Indoor Tennis Court, visit the Crescent Park Carousel, and cruise the coastline to Pomham Rocks Lighthouse and the steamship graveyard at Green Jacket Shoal. Sessions will explore playful programming, preservation projects, recreation planning, Civil Rights, roadside architecture, and more.

The conference is a gathering for anyone interested in preservation, history, design, and community planning. Who attends? Stewards of historic sports and recreation facilities; club members and sports buffs; grassroots preservationists throughout Rhode Island and the region; professionals working in the field or allied fields (architects, planners, landscape architects, developers, curators, etc.); elected officials and municipal board members; advocates and activists; students and teachers; and you.

Register at the door on April 6. The registration table will be located at Freemasons’ Hall, 222 Taunton Ave., East Providence.

Registration fee: $50 | free for college student volunteers

Conference Organizers

Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners.

Contact Us

(401) 222-2078

150 Benefit Street

Providence RI 02903