A National Conference on Latino Heritage and Historic Preservation

The 3rd Convening of Latinos in Heritage Conservation
and the 33rd Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Thursday – Saturday, April 26-28, 2018 ⇒ Providence/Blackstone Valley


7:30am – 3:30pm Friday at 444 Westminster St
8am – 11am Saturday at 300 Weybosset St (enter Round Top Center on Chestnut Street)

About the Conference


Latinos in Heritage Conservation, Rhode Island Latino Arts, and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission are proud to present Encuentro 2018. Spanning three days of programs in Providence and the Blackstone Valley, this groundbreaking event brings together the 3rd National Convening of Latinos in Heritage Conservation and the 33rd Annual Statewide Rhode Island Historic Preservation Conference.


If you enjoy tours by local preservation leaders, Saturday’s program is for you. After we convene for a keynote address, visit Latino neighborhoods, historic places associated with underrepresented communities (Providence’s Chinatown, LGBTQ history, African Americans of College Hill, Pond Street), urban renewal, public art, and more. Rhode Island Latino Arts, RIHPHC, and local partners have planned several special events to round out the schedule.


On Thursday and Friday, Latinos in Heritage Conservation is bringing a national conversation about Latino historic preservation to New England. Featuring guest speakers from across the country and opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with fellow practitioners and advocates for Latino historic preservation, this opportunity is not to be missed.


We hope that you will join us for this landmark gathering that will bring together preservationists, scholars, students, design professionals, and community advocates for an unprecedented discussion of the value and future of heritage conservation in Latino communities, Rhode Island, and beyond.


Registration fees:
$30 Thursday – Friday | $50 Saturday ($80 for Thursday – Saturday)
$15 Thursday – Friday | $25 Saturday for students with i.d. ($40 for Thursday – Saturday)


Thank you to our lead sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners.

Contact Us


(401) 222-2078

150 Benefit Street

Providence RI 02903