Sat
6

The Secret Life of War Memorials: A Walking Tour

Saturday, August 6, 2011

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Cost: $10/person

Tour departs from the
John Brown House Museum
52 Power Street, Providence, RI

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Freelance writer, photographer and filmmaker, Patti Cassidy shares her passion for public sculpture – and war memorials in particular – on this 90-minute walking tour. The tour highlights WWI, WWII, and Korean War Memorials in Providence’s Memorial Park. Cassidy focuses on how war memorials function as monuments of “frozen glory,” looking to both their art and their history. She also draws attention to Providence’s unique role in the construction of war memorials, with a discussion of the Gorham Foundry and the granite industry in Westerly.

For questions and reservations contact Barbara Barnes at 401-273-7507 x 62 or email bbarnes@rihs.org.