Lincoln, R.I – September 2014 – On Saturday, September 27, ten sites along Lincoln’s historic Great Road will host special tours and displays with a focus on travel and transportation; ALL SITES ARE OPEN FREE to the public between 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Take tours, explore the area, and discover how local residents and visitors traveled about from the seventeenth century to today. Organizations participating in the event include: Blackstone Valley Historical Society; Historic New England’s 1693 Arnold House; 1835 Captain Wilbur Kelly House, the Town of Lincoln’s 1694 Valentine Whitman Jr. House, 1810 Hearthside House, 1812 Moffett Mill, Chase Farm Park and the new site of the Pullen’s Corner Schoolhouse (1867 and 1850), 1870 Hannaway Blacksmith Shop; 1703 Saylesville Meeting House; and the 1740 Israel Arnold House which is privately owned and currently for sale by the owners, but will be open to the public on this special day.
Visitors are invited to board any one of three shuttle buses which will depart on three different loops of the sites and start at the Town of Lincoln’s Gateway Park parking lot, the Chase Farm Park parking lot, and the Blackstone Valley Historical Society. Step-on guides will be featured on the buses to provide an overall history of Great Road along the way. On-site or street parking available at each site with the exception of Moffett Mill and the Israel Arnold House. There is no parking at the Moffett Mill and very limited access at the Israel Arnold House, so the best way to access these sites is to step on the shuttle which departs from Gateway Park parking lot. * Some of the sites offer limited parking. Some of the sites are also participants in the Smithsonian’s Museum Day. Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday for more information.for more information. Read more
Thank you to sponsors Twin River Casino, Conway Tours, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Don and Pat Hysko, the Great Road Historic Sites Collaborative, and the Town of Lincoln.
Special Exhibit at North Gate for Great Road Open House Day
Slice of Life (Past): Photographs of the Blackstone Valley, on loan from the R.I. State Archives.
S. S. Kresge Co. Department Store, March 9, 1941, 116/130 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI.