In February we will be making updates to the bathrooms, so there will be no events at North Gate, so we hope you will stop by the following event at the North Smithfield Heritage Association on February 20.
6:30 pm Thursday, February 20, Christian de Rezendes will be showing selected portions of Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village at Heritage Hall, North Smithfield Heritage Association, 101 Greene Street, North Smithfield, RI 02896. Sequences planned are North Smithfield’s founding in 1871, the Centennial Celebration in 1971, and the creation of Centennial Park. He will also be showing a segment about a Slater family letter from the BVHS archives.
3:00 pm, Sunday, March 15: Michael DiMucci returns to North Gate with a new concert. Fundraiser for BVHS. Details TBA soon.
6:30 pm-8:15 pm, Wednesday, April 8, Volunteers-In-Parks Skills Workshop: Cemetery Conservation Skills, offered by the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and the Blackstone River National Historic Park at the Blackstone Valley Historical Society, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865. Presenters: Betty and Carlo Mencucci, Greg Duhamel, and Johnelle Bergeron.
The Skills Workshop series is designed for volunteers to learn a new skill or sharpen skills you already have. This workshop will provide you with a better understanding of historic graveyards, and you will be able to advise people on how to help care for them. The State of RI celebrates Historic Cemetery Restoration & Awareness Day on Saturday, April 11. To learn about volunteer activities, visit the events page at BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.