Spring Forward: Drafts From the Past

  • May 16, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Aldrich House

    110 Benevolent Street
    Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Ticket Price $50.00-$125.00 This event is now over

Join the Rhode Island Historical Society at the Aldrich House on Thursday, May 16, 2024, for our annual fundraising benefit Spring Forward: Drafts From the Past, a showcase of the best-laid plans from our collections, including blueprints, patents, models, recipes, sheet music, and more.

The evening will begin at 5:30pm with a VIP reception featuring tastings from Bottles inspired by Oliver Hazard Perry's cellar book, as well as the opportunity to speak with collections staff about Making History: Handmade in Rhode Island, the new exhibit in our changing gallery.

The main event will begin at 6:30pm, when guests will enjoy performances by the Vox Hunters, who will discuss their work to rediscover historical music in our archives, delicious food paired with recipes from our collections, plans and drawings for existing and never-built Providence landmarks; and much more! Attendees will also have the opportunity to see the impact of their support by viewing award-winning projects from the RI History Day State Competition and meeting students and teachers before they head to Nationals!

All event proceeds will directly benefit our outward-facing educational mission.

Spring Forward: Drafts from the Past is presented by Amica. It is also made possible with the support of Dr. & Mrs. Barry & Kathleen Hittner; along with Bank of America and The Stanley Weiss Collection; as well as Avid, Mandel & Tracy, LLC, Bottles, Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Catherine Sloan, Partridge, Snow & Hahn, and the University of Rhode Island College of Arts & Sciences.

Date & Time

Thu, May 16, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

Aldrich House

110 Benevolent Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02906 Aldrich House
Rhode Island Historical Society

The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state's oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island's past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st  -century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.

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