Around the Blackstone Valley


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 next week’s walkabout.

August 27 – Chepachet, RI
The Hidden Mill Village

Today Chepachet, RI is best known as a shopping center, a role it has played for over two hundred years. But Chepachet was once home to several mills, and the site of one of the most important events in Rhode Island’s political history that was spurred on by industrialization. Hear these stories of Chepachet’s hidden past.  Location: Meet at Glocester Town Hall 1145 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI, parking in the rear of Town Hall.

Joseph Spaulding House, Pawtucket, RI

375px-Joseph_Spaulding_House,_Pawtucket_RITake the new Virtual Tour of the Joseph Spaulding House in Pawtucket. Image from Wikipedia Commons.



Franklin Farm

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.

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