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TOUBA GHADESSI has been named Wheaton College's new provost and vice president of academic affairs. / COURTESY WHEATON COLLEGE

Ghadessi named Wheaton College’s new provost

NORTON – Touba Ghadessi, an art history professor at Wheaton College who has been the college’s interim provost for the past year, has been...
PUBLIC ACCESS to the U.S. Courthouse at One Exchange Terrrace has been discontinued until further notice due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. / COURTESY U.S. DISTRICT COURT

U.S. District Court in Providence paring back amid coronavirus; other closings,...

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island on Friday announced steps to mitigate spread of the coronavirus, including closing...
ATHENAEUM BENEFIT: The Providence Athenaeum will host its “A Midnight Dreary” fundraiser, themed around Edgar Allen Poe, on Jan. 31.
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Editor’s Choice: Poe and the athenaeum

EDITOR’S CHOICE Poe and the athenaeum THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM will host a fundraiser, titled “A Midnight Dreary.” The event, themed around Edgar Allen Poe...

There’s a cost to preserving history. Is R.I. willing to pay...

Rhode Island’s state archives, which include pre-1650 artifacts, have sat in nondescript commercial office space in a Providence flood zone, lacking proper preservation technology,...
PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM announces the purchase of three plates depicting species of birds from the 19th century Description de l'Egypte collection to replace 14 stolen during the early 20th century. The acquisition was made using funds from a recent anonymous gift. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM

Providence Athenaeum announces gift, fountain use prior to annual meeting

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Atheanaeum has much to celebrate at its 2018 annual meeting, which will be held Friday. In a statement made Monday, the...
THE PROVIDENCE ATHENÆUM has received $346,782 to replace two of its roofs / COURTESY PROVIDENCE ATHENÆUM /CAT LAINE

Athenæum receives $346.8K to replace roofs

PROVIDENCE -  The Providence Athenæum has received $346,782 to replace its roofs, the nonprofit, member-supported library announced Thursday. The Athenæum received $224,820 from the Champlin...
THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM has announced its 2018 spring schedule, which will include lectures by The New York Times best-selling author Anita Shreve and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood as well as an exhibition featuring illustrations from the Philbrick Rare Book Room and specimens of insects and birds. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM/CAT LAINE

Providence Athenaeum announces spring 2018 schedule

PROVIDENCE – The spring 2018 Providence Athenaeum schedule includes lectures by The New York Times best-selling author Anita Shreve and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon...
THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM received a $50,000 planning grant for a multi-phase, comprehensive assessment of its historic building and systems from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program.

Providence Athenaeum receives $50K planning grant

PROVIDENCE – The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Providence Athenaeum a planning grant totaling $50,000 to assess and preserve its historical...
THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM logged record fundraising, membership and visitor traffic for fiscal 2017.

Providence Athenaeum logs record year

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Athenaeum has reported its performance this past fiscal year included record breaking fundraising, membership and visitors. Contributions to the library’s annual...
HERMAN ROSE, pictured above second from left, with Youth in Action participants, created the ADDD fund to increase public access to information through the preservation and promotion of print, digital and other formats of historical material. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION/STEW MILNE

R.I. Foundation awards $16K to promote access to historical records

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation awarded nine grants, over $16,000, to nonprofits to promote public access to historical records, the R.I. Foundation announced...
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