Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blackstone Valley: Things to do in October

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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
October: Things to do in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

For a complete, detailed listing of events, see the event calendar

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
Pawtucket, RI 

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.

Museum of Work & Culture: Made-to-Order Mondays

museum of work and culture made-to-order mondays Mondays in October
Museum of Work and Culture
Woonsocket, 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.

36th Annual Woonsocket Autumnfest

autumnfest Saturday, October 11 - Monday October 13
World War II Memorial Park
40 Snow Street
Woonsocket, RI
Sat, Sun - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday - 10:00 am - 6:15 pm 

Some of the fun includes an international food court, kidfest, a 3-hour parade, arts and crafts, consumer showcase, entertainment and a beer garden.

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. 

Heritage Starlight Taste of the Valley

Thursday, October 23
Felter's Mill
22 West Street
Millbury, MA
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrating the Great Gatsby & the Roaring Twenties! 

Come dressed to impress!

Event Calendar

Check out the event calendar for a more complete, detailed listing of Blackstone Corridor Events:

We are glad to include Corridor-related news and events, both on our web site calendar and in our monthly newsletter, Corridor Currents.

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