Important Partners in the Blackstone Valley - YOU or Your
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Non-Profits Artists /Cultural Org or Galleries
Corridor Keepers -
A non-profit organization dedicated to working
with Blackstone River Valley partners to support and promote their programs.
Friends of the
Blackstone - A non-profit, all volunteer corporation devoted to the
restoration and continuous preservation of the Blackstone River.
John H Chafee Blackstone River
Valley National Heritage Corridor - The Federal Commission under the
Auspices of the National Park Service.
formal sustainability and other pertinent studies.
Chamber of Commerce - The MA Valley tourism effort and Chamber.
Blackstone Valley Rivers Project - Woonsocket High School's river
Blackstone River Watershed
Association - A non-profit, all volunteer corporation devoted to the
restoration and continuous preservation of the Blackstone River
Watershed Council - Rhode Island non-profit organization dedicated to making
the Blackstone River fishable and swimmable by 2015
Coalition - A volunteer coalition to "zap" the Blackstone River back into a
Blackstone Valley Tourism
Council - The R.I. tourism council offering tourism expertise, programs,
cruises, and much more.
Blackstone Valley - A Training Program to develop Regional Leaders for the
Blackstone River Valley.
Mass Audubon / Broad Meadow Brook - The City of Worcester's nature sanctuary
and advocates of the region's ecosystem.
Parks (VIP) - National Heritage Corridor Volunteers.
Museum - A fascinating look into Worcester's noble history from
women's rights to valentines to space.
Higgins Armory - the largest collections of
arms and armor in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Museum of Work and Culture - A Museum presenting mill life & French-Canadian
Asa Waters Mansion - An 18th century home
of gunmaker Asa waters.
Willard Clock House - Historic clocks
and homestead from the 18th century Willard family.
Waters Farm - A Rural historic farm and
gorgeous scenic panorama.
Slater Mill - Where Sam Slater started
the Industrial revolution.
Kelly House - A historic seafarers home along the canal and Viaduct arched
bridge with on-site interpretation.
Purgatory Chasm - A
geological wonder in the Valley - a 1/2 mile chasm.
Photos by Tom
St. Ann's Arts & Cultural Center - a
former RC Church filled with renown frescoes and stained glass windows.
East Blackstone Quaker Meeting House
Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House
Hill Meeting House - A 1769 Meeting House where Longfellow visited and
generations of families have lived and died.
River Bend State Park
Millville Lock & the Triad Bridges - The most intact canal lock surrounded
by rusted arched rr bridges, showing the days of commercial activity now gone
Challenge - Late September. A fun triathlon showcasing the tremendous
recreational opportunities in the Blackstone River Valley.
Heritage Homecoming - Two
Autumn Weekends of Local heritage Events
Footsteps in History
- A Columbus Day 3 Day Weekend Filled with 120 sites offering special events
open to the public.
Colonial Muster - October.
Chinese Dragonboat Races - September.
Greek Festival - August
Celtic Festival - July.
Pawtucket Arts Festival - September.
Chain of Lights - First weekend in December