Some exciting things are happening in the Blackstone Valley.
Don’t miss the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Park Ranger Walkabouts. The Park and its partners will offer fourteen free programs on Thursday evenings through the end of August. Each week there will be a tour of a different part of Blackstone Valley. See here for details. Here is the listing for the next walkabout.
July 9 – Hopedale & Upton, MA
The Workings of the Underground Railroad –Place to Hide in Hopedale & Upton We have all heard the legends of the secret hiding places for those individuals running for their lives, running towards freedom.But how true are those legends? We are going to try something very different and have a part walk / part drive to uncover the workings of the Underground Railroad here in the Blackstone Valley. We will meet in Hopedale and do a walk there, then jump in our cars–tracking a mileage carefully as we head up to Upton, MA to continue our exploration of the Underground Railroad. Location: Meet at 56 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA, parking along Street.
Joseph Spaulding House, Pawtucket, RI
Take the new Virtual Tour of the Joseph Spaulding House in Pawtucket. Image from Wikipedia Commons.
A master plan to preserve Franklin Farm, Cumberland’s historic house and farm complex, has been presented to the Cumberland Town Council. Read about it here.