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Explore Providence: The State House

82 Smith St., 401-222-3983 Not to be confused with the Old State House (a Benefit Street attraction), the Rhode Island State House is a neoclassical building located just to the north of the downtown area — not far from the … Continue reading

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Shopping in Providence: East Side

College Hill Across the river and up the hill from the Providence Biltmore Hotel, Thayer Street runs through the middle of Brown University. A hangout for students from RISD and Brown, here you will find a funky college vibe with … Continue reading

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Shopping in Providence: West Side

Providence has lots of unique stores and boutiques to suit every shopper’s tastes. The options downtown are within easy walking distance of the Biltmore, while Federal Hill is a quick cab ride or a more vigorous walk to the west. … Continue reading

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Explore Offbeat Providence

Looking for something a little different? This is your town — its history and culture are so full of interestingly unique and quirky elements that what might be considered off the beaten track elsewhere is par for the course here. … Continue reading

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Explore Providence: The Athenaeum

251 Benefit St., 401-421-6970 Housed in an 1838 Greek Revival building designed by Philadelphia architect William Strickland, the Athenaeum is an independent, member-supported library — one of the oldest in the nation. While only members may borrow materials, the “Ath” … Continue reading

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Explore Providence: Other Museums

Culinary Archives and Museum 315 Harborside Blvd., 401-598-2805 “An educational resource for Johnson & Wales University, the community at-large, food scholars, and the food service industry.” Certified foodies aren’t the only ones who will enjoy this museum — with holdings … Continue reading

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VRA 31: Upcoming Deadlines for Early Bird Registration & Conference Hotel Rates

(posted to the VRA listserv by Cindy Abel Morris, VRA VP Conference Arrangements) Dear VRA Colleagues, Greetings with a periodic advertisement for the 2013 conference, VRA 31, just over a month from now in Providence, RI. Today’s focus is time! … Continue reading

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Visitor Information Resources

As you prepare for your trip to Providence you might wish to consult the resources below for information about dining, arts and culture, shopping, and various events happening in the area. Keeping checking here also, as we have more to … Continue reading

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Explore Providence: Art Museums and Galleries

The “Creative Capital” of Providence has a thriving art scene, and there are many museums and galleries to take in. While Gallery Night will not be happening during the week of our conference (it’s the third Thursday of each month), … Continue reading

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Explore Providence: Brown University

Brown University, located on College Hill on the east side of the river, is a beautiful campus to stroll through and simply absorb the Ivy League atmosphere. While you are there you may want to check out the following points … Continue reading

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