Firefly Grove

Firefly 2.0 by China Blue

The Firefly Grove
at the John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Providence Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet Company will perform the “Dance of the Fireflies” through out the season. Watch this site for updates of dates and times.


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The Firefly Grove by China Blue is a wonderful interactive light and sound public art work that mimics the fireflies’ illumination patterns. This project addresses the commonly heard statement in RI of “where have all the fireflies gone.” The public art work which reminds people of the magical presence of the firefly and its loss due to light pollution can be seen through April 2014 in the John Brown House Museum’s courtyard.

Send us your firefly stories.
We’re also gathering stories of fireflies and favorite summer memories for a digital project to accompany the Firefly Grove. If you would like to share your story and possibly have it included in our project, please email Nathan Burbank at Note: by sharing your story with us, you give your consent to RIHS and The Engine Institute, Inc., use and reproduction rights of your story in whole or in part in print or online.