Come Back to the Future


Wednesday, April 21–Friday, April 23, 2021

Thank you, more than 400 of you from 14 states (and Paris, France!), for Coming Back to the Future for Rhode Island’s 35th historic preservation conference. Together with our speakers and sponsors, the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission presented:

  • 2 keynote speakers
  • 12 breakout sessions
  • 11 virtual tours
  • 5+ networking and conversation lounges
  • 10 curated videos
  • 1 afternoon of local historic district commission workshops

Registered participants have access to recorded content through Saturday, May 22, 2021. Click “View Recordings” then “Enter Event Lobby” and log in with your registered email address and password.

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The conference is a program of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission with Preserve Rhode Island and other partners.

Header image credits (left to right): CCRI; Providence Public Library; ©Thad Russell Photography

Thank you to all of our sponsors

Contact Us

(401) 222-2078

150 Benefit Street

Providence RI 02903