Guided Walking Tour: 1670s Pawtucket - The Jenks Settlement
Saturdays in October
11:00 am - 12:30
Starts at 11:00 am at Slater Mill
67 Roosevelt Avenue
Walking tours of 1670s Pawtucket, The Jenks Settlement follow a one-mile path of downtown Pawtucket, RI, beginning and ending at Old Slater Mill, the Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.
The tour will explore the locations of the first iron forge in Pawtucket, established prior to the outbreak of King Philip's War, as well as the settlements of Jenks' four sons and other historic sites and structures.
Fall Foliage Cruises Aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer
Sundays in October
On the hour at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Experience the brilliant autumn colors along the historic Blackstone River aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat.
Due to extremely low water levels in the Blackstone River, the Fall Foliage Tours will now operate out of the current riverboat tour site, at Central Falls Landing, at the corner of Broad Street & Madeira Avenue, Central Falls, RI.
On October 6, 2014 the Museum of Work & Culture will open its doors to visitors of all-abilities for a new program called "Made to Order Mondays."
As part of its special education initiative, the Museum has been developing programs and resources in order to better serve visitors of all cognitive and physical abilities in an open and welcoming environment.
Paper Cutting Crafts: Halloween Decorations at Smith-Appleby House Museum
Sunday, October 19
Smith-Appleby House Museum
220 Stillwater Road Smithfield, RI
Just in time for Halloween. Make your own Halloween decoration!
Scherenschnitte (shear-n-snit-a) is the charming art of paper cutting. Smith-Appleby House will be hosting their own session of Scherenschnitte fun, presented as a craft in their barn, for young and old alike.
After folding and cutting your own Halloween decoration, you'll tour the historical Smith-Appleby House to see and hear what daily life was really like in Colonial Rhode Island during the American Revolution. Tours are led by educators and history enthusiasts in Colonial dress.
The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a unique cultural landscape of industrial history and immigration in the interconnected system of the Blackstone River watershed. An energetic nonprofit, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities and businesses, and residents to insure the long term vitality of the Corridor.