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Mechanics Hall:
Symbol of Pride and Industry--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at Mechanics Hall: Symbol of Pride and Industry, students will learn about the Industrial Revolution and the mechanics whose skill not only ran the factories but also built enduring institutions, including Worcester's Mechanics Hall. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor's website introduces students to a new kind of national park. Although the Federal Government does not own the 250,000-acre region, the National Park Service, state governments, local governments, businesses, environmental and historic organizations, and individuals are working to protect the special identity of this region.

Mechanics Hall
Mechanics Hall is still the cultural center of modern Worcester, Massachusetts. Visit the Hall's website for a full calendar of events, including concerts, seminars, tours, and outreach programs to teachers and students.

Slater Mill Museum
Slater Mill is a Living History museum where visitors can take part in the lives of the New England villagers, inventors, artisans, and entrepreneurs who created the American Industrial Revolution. The museum's website introduces students to the Pawtucket, Rhode Island birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. They can learn about Samuel Slater and see the mill he built on the Blackstone River.

American Antiquarian Society
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The library's collections document the life of America's people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The Society's website features on-line exhibitions of materials in its collection.


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