Learn about the Historic Jewelry District … Past, Present and Future

Sun, May 5; 12pm-2pm 

Corner of Ship and Richmond Streets

330 Eddy Street


Join us for a two-hour guided walking tour of the Historic Jewelry District. We will discuss the past, the present and the future. Why is it called the Jewelry District? Learn about the District’s history, buildings and architecture. Learn about the people … from Mayors to business owners to factory workers. Learn about innovation from the first Providence building with electricity, to the first steam engine, to a revolutionary watch band to today’s medical innovations.

WALK LEADER: Olin Thompson

A long-term resident of Providence and the Jewelry District, tour guide Olin Thompson has an affinity for local history and storytelling. As retired executive from the computer software industry, he is deeply involved in the Jewelry District Association and the quality of life and economic development initiatives taking place in the Jewelry District and its surrounding neighborhoods.