black history month http://ripr.org en Breakers Mansion Visitor Center Clears Major Hurdle http://ripr.org/post/breakers-mansion-visitor-center-clears-major-hurdle <p>In Newport, a visitor center proposed at the Breakers Mansion passed a major hurdle last night.</p><p>The hotly contested center is still far from a reality.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Preservation Society of Newport County which owns the Breakers Mansion wants to build a visitor center, which would house bathrooms, information, and food on the mansion’s property.</p><p>They say it’s needed to support the approximately four-hundred thousand annual visitors.</p><p>The Society applied for approval of the project from the city’s historic district commission, but was denied.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:41:12 +0000 John Bender 28332 at http://ripr.org Breakers Mansion Visitor Center Clears Major Hurdle African American history exhibit opens in Providence http://ripr.org/post/african-american-history-exhibit-opens-providence <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus opens a new art exhibit today that explores African American history in Rhode Island from colonial times through the present.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8840 at http://ripr.org African American history exhibit opens in Providence