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VRA*31: Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design

The following open house and two tour options of the Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design have been arranged for attendees of the 31st VRA Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Walking directions from the Providence Biltmore: http://goo.gl/maps/Ku3Kn … 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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VRA*31: Open House Collections

The following Open House options have been arranged for attendees of the 31st VRA Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. In close proximity to the Providence Biltmore conference hotel, visit the following collections on your own and gain free entry … Continue reading

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VRA*31: Guided Tours

The following guided tour options have been arranged for attendees of the 31st VRA Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Continuing successful formats from recent years, the tour offerings are designed to maximize your experience of one of America’s most … Continue reading

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Explore Providence: Walking the Independence Trail

Did you know that Providence is one of America’s most walkable cities? (It was ranked 9th by MSNBC in 2011.) Consider exploring historic Providence on foot if the early April weather cooperates. The Independence Trail is a circular, 2.5 mile … Continue reading

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Explore Providence: Benefit Street

To soak in some local history in Providence, be sure to plan a visit to Benefit Street — the famous “Mile of History.” Nestled between downtown to the west and Brown University to the east, here you will find an … Continue reading

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