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East Providence, Rhode Island

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Whose hands built the landscape we see around us? What was life like for women, children, and men of diverse stations? What peoples and ideas thrived here, and to what far-flung corners of the world did they venture to seek their fortunes? How did Rhode Islanders grapple with slavery, when freedom and independence were on everyone’s minds and pens? Indulge your curiosity and explore Rhode Island’s history at the John Brown House Museum! (This excerpt taken from the John Brown House Museum website)
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Providence, RI
(range: 2 miles)
Our collection currently contains more than 100,000 works of art and design dating from ancient times to today including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume and textiles, and furniture from all over the world. Of these objects, 2,444 of them are on view in the Museum now, 81,666 of them are available online, and there are 4,122 recent acquisitions. (This excerpt taken from the The RISD Museum website)
As an extension of JWU Library, the Culinary Arts Museum on the Harborside Campus stores and exhibits thousands of historic artifacts associated with the fields of culinary arts, food studies and hospitality. Through its online catalog, students and researchers can access digitized images of museum collection objects and identify book, journal and artifact holdings. (This excerpt taken from the Culinary Archives and Museum At Johnson and Wales University website)
The David Winton Bell Gallery is Brown's contemporary art gallery and home to an important part of the University's permanent art collection. Founded in 1971, the Gallery hosts four to five major exhibitions per year, each with associated programming including lectures, performances, and symposia. Broadly concerned with the exhibition of exemplary work by artists living today, the Gallery takes pride in showing artwork of diverse media and content and makes special efforts to support and show the work of emerging or under-recognized practitioners locally, nationally and internationally. (This excerpt taken from the David Winton Bell Gallery website)
There’s magic in a building watched over by a dragon. Located in one of the country’s oldest cities with an international reputation for world class design and education, Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) inspires lifelong learning through play, exploration, and creativity for each and every visitor.  (This excerpt taken from the Providence Children's Museum website)
The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) presents a full roster of touring Broadway productions and contemporary engagements. PPAC has been the theatre of choice in launching twenty national tours since 2008. PPAC is a 3100-seat, world class venue located in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district; it is the second largest theatre of its kind in the country. PPAC is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has also been ranked by Pollstar as one of the Top Venues in the world. (This excerpt taken from the Providence Performing Arts Center website)
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Providence, RI
(range: 2 miles)
Want to enjoy an authentic Venetian experience in the heart of Providence? Take a journey with us along the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers and see the sights of the Renaissance City like never before.  (This excerpt taken from the La Gondola website)
Guided tours of the 1707 home of Declaration-signer Stephen Hopkins, his family, and their slaves for four decades, on Benefit Street’s “Mile of History”, a block from Brown University, the RISD Museum, and WaterFire. This 8-room house full of antiques and Hopkins heirlooms includes the bedchamber where George Washington slept, as well as a slaves’ room and gallery currently showing a collection of 18th century samplers. (This excerpt taken from the The Stephen Hopkins House website)
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East Providence, RI
(range: 3 miles)
The Crescent Park Carousel was built in 1895 by Charles I.D. Looff, one of the earliest and foremost carousel designers. The Crescent Park Carousel is nationally recognized as a true masterpiece of wood sculpture. (This excerpt taken from the Crescent Park Carousel website)
Located amid 40 acres of beautiful woodlands, the Roger Williams Park Zoo provides visitors the opportunity to see animals from all over the globe – some more than a million years old. Naturalistic surroundings are home to more than 160 species of animals including a Komodo dragon, as well as zebras, red pandas, African elephants, Masai giraffes, snow leopards, bears, anteaters, flamingoes, sloths, and more! Kids from two to 102 have the opportunity to feed giraffes, as well as an array of farmyard animals. For something slightly out of the ordinary, visit our new Explore and Soar area offering an exhilarating zip ride and a train excursion through the woodlands. (This excerpt taken from the Roger Williams Park Zoo website)
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