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Sites and Stories Explored: She Died for Our Convenience

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Earnscliffe Woolen Mill/Paragon Worsted Co.

25 Manton Avenue

Providence, RI

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Sites and Stories Explored Through Community Engaged Art and Scholarship

The Providence Preservation Society has engaged five artists / artist teams to create new works related to four of our 2018 Most Endangered Properties.

Artist presentations and performances will take place in April and May. Please join PPS for these exciting events, featuring artwork that provokes important conversations about the meaning of place, what happens when a site tells more than one story, and what kind of reparative work can ensue when a site erases some of its narratives in favor of others.




She Died for Our Convenience: A Choral Haunting

Artists Rebecca Noon and Jed Hancock-Brainerd present She Died for Our Convenience, a one-night-only choral haunting of song and performance. The work is based on and dedicated to “unsung” female mill workers, who worked from 1898-1960 in the textile mill at the Earnscliffe Woolen Mill/Paragon Worsted Co. on Manton Ave in the Olneyville neighborhood in Providence, RI.

The performance is Saturday, May 4 at 7 pm at 25 & 39 Manton Ave. Park across the street at the Atlantic Mills parking lot. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration required.

More detailed information on this project, the artists, and their work can be found here.

May is Preservation Month! Come celebrate with PPS as we host events across Providence that highlight our city's unique architectural heritage.

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Earnscliffe Woolen Mill/Paragon Worsted Co.

25 Manton Avenue

Providence, RI

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