• The Slater Mill (yellow) and Wilkinson Mill (stone), along the Blacktone River in Pawtucket RI

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI

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Releasing trout into the Blackstone River

Volunteer Mike Ferry releases one of the trout he raises in his Woonsocket High School classroom into the Blackstone River.

The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a partnership park, and we are constantly seeking new partners to work with. To learn about some of the ways you can work with the Heritage Corridor, please see one of the links to the right or visit www.blackstonevalleycorridor.org/getinvolved/

Did You Know?

Portrait of Samuel Slater.

Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution," was born in Belper, England in 1768. He arrived in America in 1789 and helped to establish the Slater Mill in 1790. More...