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 presents four major events each year: the Rhode Island Historic Preservation Conference, Rhode Island Heritage Festival, Rhode Island Archaeology Month, and the Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation(with Preserve Rhode Island).