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Contact: Joshua Boles, 508-996-4095On Friday, August 25, 2017, the National Park Service is turning 101 years old and Roger Williams National Memorial will be holding a special event to mark the occasion! From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, join a National Park Service ranger at the Rhode Island State House, to view our new temporary art exhibit, “New & Dangerous Opinions”. A part of the Dream Rocket Project, the exhibit is a collection of more than 70 unique art pieces created by Rhode Island youth on the topic of New & Dangerous Opinions. Each piece represents a unique point of view on what opinions count as New & Dangerous today to the local community and for the nation as a whole. The exhibit is on display, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through September.
Roger Williams National Memorial, a unit of the National Park Service, commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island who was a champion of the ideals of religious freedom and liberty of conscience. The memorial’s visitor center is located at 282 North Main Street in downtown Providence. It is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., and offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation film on demand. For more information, call the visitor center at 401-521-7266, or visit www.nps.gov/rowi or follow us on Facebook.
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