Special Event


Annual WWII Program

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 42.109252, -71.665327

30 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA

Dates & Times


Sunday, August 13, 2023


11:00 AM


4 hours

Type of Event

Living History
Partner Program


Commemorate the Blackstone Valley’s involvement in World War II during a special program this summer.  


Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park and ValleyCAST will present an informative and interactive afternoon of history at the Whitin Mill in Whitinsville, MA, on Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 11 AM – 3 PM. Program presented with Open Sky Community Services.  



During the 1940s, many workers in the Blackstone Valley mobilized to contribute to the war effort. In historic Whitinsville, MA, the Whitin Machine Works was transformed by the war, with changes in personnel and in the manufacturing focus. Come to the Whitin Mill to explore exhibits on manufacturing, see uniforms from the 1940s, and listen to music from the era. 

Schedule of Events

  • Lecture (11:30 AM) - Singh Theater 
  • Lecture (1 PM) - Singh Theater
  • Performance by The Company Bees (2 PM – 3 PM) 

Free, drop-in activities will be available for kids throughout the day. 

This event will also include a station with information on America the Beautiful and Federal Recreational Land passes. Rangers will be onsite to distribute passes for eligible veterans and active-duty military personnel.  

The Whitin Mill is located at 30-70 Douglas Rd., Whitinsville. There will be plenty of free parking and accessible spaces. Event is free and open to all.  

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Allison Horrocks
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