May 21, 2023, Blackstone Valley Historical Society, 1873 Old Louisquisett Pike, Lincoln, RI.
1:30 pm: Annual Meeting of the BVHS.
2:00 pm: Christine Nowak Lecture by Kevin Klyberg, Blackstone River Valley National Historic Park
Slater Mill to Slatersville
Kevin Klyberg is the Director of Interpretation and Education for Roger Williams National Memorial and Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. He grew up in Lincoln along the banks of the Blackstone Canal, and has been interpreting the Blackstone Valley with the National Park Service since 1996.
The lecture will be about the development of Slater Mill and the establishment of the mill village of Slatersville by the Slater family. These events served as a launching point for mill villages throughout the Blackstone Valley.
All are welcome.