Cumberland 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.
Valley Breeze Article
Picture: “Nine Men’s Misery” Memorial from Wikipedia Commons.
“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
Valley Breeze article.
Blackstone Valley Historical Society T-Shirts available in white and black. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Price $10.00 each.
Will be sold at all BVHS events – buy yours now and support this worthy cause!
With the assistance of grants from the Champlin Foundations and the 1772 Foundation, the windows of North Gate were restored and repaired. In addition, “invisible” storm windows were installed for greater energy efficiency. The work has just been completed by the Architectural Preservation Group.
Welcome to the new (and hopefully improved) home of the Blackstone Valley Historical Society. We hope you find it informative and entertaining. The site will be evolving as we go – feel free to comment and let us know how we’re doing!
Thanks for taking a look!
The BVHS receives many inquiries about genealogy, family stories and how to contact others about these subjects. The Society wants to act as a facilitator for people to connect with one another. Post here to ask questions, share a story or a photo. Who knows? You may uncover something special!
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