End of Summer

Women posing at Jenks Park. Picture shared by Michael Brule at the BVHS Cogswell Tower Tour on June 28.

We had fun at our summer events!  BVHS’s Annual Tour of Cogswell Tower in Central Falls drew an crowd, and all enjoyed it.  Many people shared their memories and even pictures of the park. Michael Brule of Central Falls brought this astonishing photo of three women at Jenks Park. He says that one woman is a member of the Flanagan family.

Francine Jackson answering questions after the talk
Francine Jackson answering questions after the talk

We also drew a crowd for Francine Jackson’s talk about eclipses.




North Gate from the Louisquisset Pike

Please note that we’ve updated BVHS’s  Upcoming Events page!   Our next event is September 23, where we will be open for Great Road Open House Day.  In the meantime, we are listing some other late summer historical activities in the Blackstone Valley.



On August 24, 6:30 p.m. Hearthside will be doing a guided evening tour.



Don’t miss the last of the free Ranger Walks and Summer Saturday Tours at the Blackstone Valley National Historic Park.

August 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.   Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Community Celebration,  at Adin Ballou Park in Hopedale, MA.

August 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Ranger Walkabouts: Reclaiming an Industrial Landscape, Kelly House, Blackstone River State Park, 1075 Lower River Road, Lincoln, RI

August 26, 2017, 10:00 a.m. 17 Saturdays of Summer: Healthy Parks/Healthy People: Fun ways to keep you and your park healthy, North Smithfield Library 20 Main Street Slatersville, MA.

August 31, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Ranger Walkabout: Slater Mill and the Pawtucket Falls, Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket.

We will be open on September 23 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. as part of Great Road Open House Day in Lincoln, and Smithsonian Museum Day Live.




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