Cheryl Thompson Cameron
Bringing Heritage to Life
The preservation of the folk and cultural traditions of the Blackstone River Valley are important to retaining a true sense of who we are and celebrating the ethnic makeup of the region. The Heritage Corridor Commission supports activities that perpetuate an understanding of valley heritage – traditional music, dance, language, crafts and trades that connect us to our past.
The further development of the creative community in the Corridor also contributes to a vibrant economy and the chance to bring new life to older buildings and community centers. Bringing heritage to life through the arts is one of the ways we celebrate the Valley for its authentic resources, cultural heritage and natural beauty.
Here are just some of the cultural sites in the Blackstone River Valley. For information on sites in Providence, please visit the city's art, cultural and tourism site. For information on places to enjoy in the Worcester area of the Valley, visit Great Museum Adventures in Central Massachusetts.
Higgins Armory Museum
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 - 4.Sunday, 12 - 4.
The EcoTarium, a center for environmental exploration, works to introduce people to new ways of seeing and understanding local, global and regional environments. Enjoy exhibits, a planetarium, the Explorer Express train, and 60 acres of trails and wildlife displays. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m.
Worcester Art Museum
Wed – Sun 11-5, Thur. 11-8, Sat 10-5. Admission charged.
Did You Know?
That the Blackstone River is getting cleaner? Efforts are underway to transform the Blackstone, once considered "dead' due to a century of industrial abuse, into a fishable and swimmable river by 2015!