Lovecraft’s Providence: an annual birthday remembrance

Link to: Walking Tour

 The Rhode Island Historical Society offers its annual summer literary walking tour in honor of H.P. Lovecraft’s August birthday – 117 years ago this year. The 90-minute walking tour begins at 11 a.m. at the John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, Providence.

 Lovecraft, an internationally acclaimed author and Providence native, wrote eloquently about Providence sites (Prospect Terrace, Market Square) and buildings (First Baptist Church and Benefit Street houses). His short novel, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, provides the backdrop for the walk.

 Tickets are $12/person. Reservations are appreciated.

 

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RIHS will also offer its Benefit Street: a mile of History walk at 11 a.m. Saturday morning for those who want to visit Providence’s most historic street.

Tickets for that walk are $12/person.

 At 5:30 p.m., prior to the lighting of WaterFire, the Society sponsors a 60-minute walk called The Providence Riverwalk. Walkers discover the history of the waterfront and the background of WaterFire. Tickets are $10/person and the walk begins at the John Brown House.

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RIHS will also offer its Benefit Street: a mile of History walk at 11 a.m. Saturday mornings through October 15th for those who want to visit Providence’s most historic street.

Tickets for that walk are $12/person.

 

At 5:30 p.m., prior to the lighting of WaterFire, the Society sponsors a 60-minute walk called The Providence Riverwalk. Walkers discover the history of the waterfront and the background of WaterFire. Tickets are $10/person and the walk begins at the John Brown House.

 

The Providence RiverWalk takes place on the following Saturdays:

August 18

September 1

September 15

September 29

October 6

October 27

  

** No Concerts Under the Elms on August 16th

 Last Concert of the Season:  Driftwoods August 23rd **

 RIHS Website:  www.rihs.org

 

Founded in 1822, the Rhode Island Historical Society is the nation’s fourth oldest state historical society and is today the steward of tens of thousands of books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, paintings, artifacts, and other historical materials.  The Society maintains its research library and John Brown House Museum in Providence and operates the Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket.  The Society’s ongoing public and educational programming includes publication of the historical journal Rhode Island History and the presentation of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and tours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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