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Silvered: Tracing Gorham at Mashapaug Pond

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


This multimedia experience by artists Erik Carlson and Erik Gould will explore the impact and significance of the Gorham Silver Manufacturing Company from its beginnings on the shores of Mashapaug in 1890 through its height in the early 20th century to its closing and toxic clean-up by Textron in the past several years. The film will be projected on UPP Arts’ floating film screen. The event is free and open to the public. Popcorn and cold drinks will be available. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. (Rain date September 24)

This project is part of What is the 21st Century Essay?, a collaborative series of programs facilitated by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2016. An exploration of the changing nature of journalism and the humanities in the digital age, What is the 21st Century Essay? programming thematically focuses on environmental issues because of their urgency and relevance to our health, communities, and economy. To learn more visit rihumanities.org/program/pulitzer.



September 23, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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