Prospect Terrace celebrates Roger Williams reburial after 80 years

Neighbors and City officials gathered at Prospect Terrace on June 18, 2019 where a statue of Roger Williams overlooks downtown Providence to celebrate the restoration of the Terrance and the 80th anniversary of the reburial of Roger Williams remains at the park. (Above) City Parks and Recreation Superintendent Wendy Nilsson welcomes about 75 people to the event. Click here for a 25-minute video of the program.

(Above) The 88th Army Band of the Rhode Island National Guard began the program with a selection of patriotic numbers, followed by the Eastern Medicine Singers introduced by Raymond Two Hawks Watson. Click here for a 10-minute video of the Army Band and here for a 13-minute video of the Eastern Medicine Singers.

(Above) Wendy Nilsson introduces Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza who shared his memories of Prospect Terrace and the statue of Roger Williams over the years and his appreciation for Nilsson’s work in improving parks throughout the City.

City Councilwoman Helen Anthony acknowledges the contribution that the friends and neighbors of Prospect Terrace made to bring the park back to life.

Former City Councilor Sam Zurier and Rick Champagne, Secretary of the College Hill Neighborhood Association thank all those who contributed to the restoration of the Terrace.

National Park Service Ranger John McNiff gives a moving three-minute testimony about the contribution of Roger Williams at the end of the program before the Vox Hunter singers.entertain the audience with songs from the period when the Terrace was first constructed. Click here for a 30-minute video of their performance.