News & Events Ahoy! A boatload of preservationists on a tour at the 2017 RI Historic Preservation Conference in Watch Hill The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) presents press releases and news bites for important agency activities. For a more informal way to keep up with what's happening at RIHPHC and more broadly in the Rhode Island preservation and heritage community, we recommend our social media feeds and the monthly Heritage Happenings calendar. Or sign up for our monthly e-news for a regular preservation and heritage news digest. RIHPHC has several signature events: the Rhode Island Heritage Festival, Rhode Island Cemetery Weeks, Rhode Island Archaeology Month, and the Rhode Island Historic Preservation Conference.