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The Archaeology of Children at the Rhode Island State Home and School

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Rhode Island College professor Pierre Morenon will discuss the archaeology of children at the Rhode Island State Home and School, which housed dependent and neglected children from 1885-1979. His research provides nuanced and intimate glimpses of daily life in this state institution, which shaped generations of young Rhode Islanders. Join him for an outdoor walking tour of the former State Home property and historic Chapin Mansion (4:00-6:30 PM) and/or attend his follow-up lecture and slideshow (7:00-10:00 PM). Location: Yellow Cottage, Rhode Island College, Providence (Yellow Cottage is on the west side of Salisbury Drive, between the Forman Center and the Recreation Center). For questions, contact emorenon@ric.edu or 401-456-9724. This event is sponsored by Rhode Island College, and is part of the October 2017 Rhode Island Archaeology Month Program.


October 7
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm