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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore Providence, the Renaissance City, on this five hour, customized tour led by Barbara Barnes, Tourism Services Director, of the Rhode Island Historical Society. Learn about the founding and development of the city, its rich historical and cultural heritage, and its original proprietors and prominent families, while winding around the streets of the city for a ninety minute coach tour, with stops at the Roger Williams National Memorial and the First Baptist Church in America. Enjoy a mid-day stop for lunch on Providence’s Federal Hill, Providence’s “Little Italy,” which was home to various immigrant groups from the late nineteenth century to the present, with time for browsing this lively scene of shops, restaurants, bakeries, and galleries. Finally, peruse the artistic treasures of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, a prominent art museum known for its collections across many cultures, time periods and media. Meet at the Information Center, street level, of the RI Convention Center at 11 a.m. The cost for the tour is $49.00. Lunch is not included. You do not need to register for the full NERGC conference in order to take part in the tour. However, advance registration is required, and space is limited. The deadline for registration is 16 March 2015. To register, go to and click on "Register online here".


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