We are happy to share the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park schedule for the 2016 Ranger Walkabout Series. Each Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m., a National Park Ranger will offer a free program in the Blackstone Valley. The full schedule is as follows:
June 2: “Slatersville: An Engineered Landscape of Waterpower.”
June 9: “A Walk Up Castle Hill: How to Fight Depression.” Meet at Whitin Machine Works Parking Lot off Douglas Road, Whitinsville, Mass.
June 16: “Ashton Walking Tour: Evolution of a Mill Village.” Meet under the viaduct by Kelly House/Bikeway, Lincoln.
June 23: “Hopedale Walking Tour: A Mill Village Design Renaissance.” Meet at the Hopedale Junior Senior High School, 25 Adin St, Hopedale, Mass.
June 30: “Building a Canal: Working in Heat.” Meet at the open field by the entrance to the Goat Hill Trail, East Hartford Avenue, Uxbridge, Mass.
July 7: “Exploring Roger’s Journey: New Wayside Exhibits.” Meet at the Roger Williams National Memorial.
July 14: “Slater Mill: Pawtucket Falls & Sargent’s Trench.” Meet in Slater Mill parking lot.
July 21: “Ashton: Controlling Water.” Meet at the viaduct/Kelly House parking lot, Lincoln.
July 28: “Slatersville: Planning a Mill Village.” Meet at North Smithfield Heritage Hall, 101 Greene Street.
Aug. 4: “Slater Mill: Conflict of Man & Nature.” Meet at Slater Mill parking lot, Pawtucket.
Aug. 11: “Hopedale: The Hopedale Women’s Sewing Circle.” Meet at the Adin Ballou Statue, Hopedale and Peace Streets, Hopedale, Mass.
Aug. 18: “Whitinsville: The Growth of the Village.” Meet at Alternatives parking lot, Douglas Road, Whitinsville, Mass.
Aug. 25: “Ashton: Kelly House & the Canal.” Meet at the viaduct/Kelly House parking lot, Lincoln.