Call for Information-Blackstone Valley men who served in WWI

BVHS would like to acknowledge the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I by honoring those local men who served in that war.  If you have a relative who served in that war we would like to collect photos, military rank and service history and biographies of that loved one to use in a special display we are planning.  These will then be kept in our archives to document the Blackstone Valley s contribution to this historic event.  If you have questions or wish to contribute to this project, please call or email Susan Clarke at 451-0921 or

Cumberland Historical Scavenger Hunt

NinemenCumberland Historical Scavenger Hunt

The Cumberland Park and Recreational Department is holding its first Historical Scavenger Hunt.  Join in and receive a “time traveler” passport that will send you to find 10 locations using clues that span four centuries of Cumberland history.

The official registration day is Saturday, March 8 at the Diamond Hill Ski Park Lodge Building, noon to 3:00 p.m., but you can register early by calling 401-334-9996.   The fee is $10 per team or $5 for an individual.  Participants will have until Saturday, March 30 to complete the hunt.

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Picture:  “Nine Men’s Misery” Memorial from Wikipedia Commons.

Blackstone Valley History on Display at the State Archives

 “Slice of Life (Past)”

State Archives, 377 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

This exhibit  at the State Archives features a multitude of images and original manuscripts dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the Blackstone Valley, many from businesses in Woonsocket at the turn of the century.

A Slice of Life (Past) is FREE and open to the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through April 30, 2014.  FREE validated parking is available at the nearby In-Town Parking lot at the corner of Snow and Westminster Streets.

See the Virtual Exhibit on the State Archives Website

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