Providence 375 Exhibit Opening Reception & Lecture by Richard Greenwood--Size Matters: The Corliss Steam Engine and the Industrial Ingenuity of Providence

Saturday, September 17, 2011

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Barnard Room (3rd Floor)

Sat, 2011-09-17 14:00 - 15:30

Reception: 2:00 pm
Lecture: 2:30pm

Providence 375 Celebration at Providence Public Library

September – October Exhibit on Display in Special Collections, 3rd floor

Saturday, September 17 Opening Reception and Lecture with Richard Greenwood  

Size MattersThe  Corliss Steam Engine and the Industrial Ingenuity of Providence
Please join us for an opening reception and talk with historian Richard Greenwood to discover why Providence was once nicknamed “The Beehive of Industry.” Materials from the Library's collections, including historic photographs of the Corliss Steam Engine from the Rhode Island Collection, will be on display in our 3rd floor Special Collections exhibit area.

About the Speaker

Richard Greenwood, Ph.D, is the Deputy Director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. Trained as an archaeologist as well as an historian, he takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the American landscape and the cultural forces that have shaped it. Richard has focused on the intersections of social, economic, and technological forces in Rhode Island history, and his research interests include: mill villages and the industrial revolution; the Blackstone Canal and the transportation revolution; and the evolution of the Rhode Island dairy farm.      


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