Providence, RI is among the oldest cities in the US. Within its confines is College Hill, surrounded by steep inclines where Brown University is located. This deep water seaport town was and is a center for international trade and remains a source of jewelry craft and silverware design as well. Brown University, on 143 acres, is one of only nine schools that pre-date the American Revolution. Founded in 1764 as “The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” over the years Brown has produced many Nobel Prize winners, Rhodes Scholars and other influential alumni such as Ted Turner and Janet Yellen.