Exhibition on view June 3 – September 10
In 1836, the Providence Library Company (1753) and the Providence Athenæum (1831) made the decision to dissolve their institutions and reform as the library we know today as the Providence Athenæum. The library has occupied its home on Benefit Street since 1838, bearing witness to the evolution of the city of Providence for nearly two centuries. “Providence Unveiled: Stories from the Archives” aims to uncover the stories of people and places of 19th-century Providence through an exploration of materials housed in the Athenaeum’s archives, painting a picture of the surrounding neighborhood throughout time.
This exhibit is part of Year of the City: www.yearofthecity.com.