Explore the locations featured in our 2019 Exhibition. Click on a number to learn what Used To Be and access online exhibition content.
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Our 2019 Exhibition & Program Series uses the renovation of our historic building as a starting point to illuminate the changes to Providence over the past 120 years. View the map of exhibition locations and begin your tour of how Providence Used to Be.

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April 1 - June 30

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Mark B. Kelleyʼs Story

I first visited PPL to perform research at the Nicholson Whaling Collection as a PhD candidate at the University of California – San Diego. I have since visited PPL on three research trips. PPL’s manuscripts and artifacts have been instrumental for my completed dissertation and ongoing book project, “Sentimental Seamen: Feeling Bodies in an American ...

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