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The Museum of Work & Culture presents the compelling story of immigrants who came to find a better life in the mill towns along the Blackstone River. Visitors recreate this journey, beginning in a Quebecois farmhouse before making their way to the workday world of Woonsocket at the turn of the century. Guests explore the lives of immigrants at home, work, and school through nine immersive exhibits. (This excerpt taken from the Museum of Work and Culture website)
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Cumberland, RI
(range: 3 miles)
From the traditional estate grown Pinot Noir to luscious fruit and berry wines inspired by local New England fruit, all our wines are made onsite in small batches paying close attention to detail by winemaker, Allan Berntson. (This excerpt taken from the Diamond Hill Vineyards website)
The Smith-Appleby House dates to circa 1696. This delicately restored and furnished farm house features beautiful cabinet work, stenciled walls, and other intriguing architectural details. A unique feature is the smoke room on the second floor — serviced by the huge fireplace in the keeping room. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and has received the “Footprints in History” Award from the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.  (This excerpt taken from the Smith-Appleby House Museum website)
Nestled between routes 146 and routes 123 , Lincoln Woods State Park is one of Blackstone Valley's great treasures. A short ride from Providence, Pawtucket, and Cumberland, it is a popular get away for northeastern Rhode Islanders. Visitors can enjoy swimming at the fresh water beach, trout fishing, playing ball, hiking, jogging, horseback riding, or just relaxing under a shade tree. (This excerpt taken from the Lincoln Woods State Park website)
Named in honor of the father of the American Industrial Revolution, Samuel Slater, this 40-foot canal boat is the only one of its kind in nearby American waters. The boat is a reminder of the two decades (from 1828 – 1848), when canal boats were a common sight on the Blackstone River and the nearby Blackstone Canal. (This excerpt taken from the Samuel Slater Canal Boat website)
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Pawtucket, RI
(range: 7 miles)
Old Slater Mill Association was founded in 1921 to preserve and restore the mill. The site became a tourist destination. Old Slater Mill Association renovated and restored the building in 1923. The mill was restored to its 1835 appearance. Today you can visit the mill to learn more about its place in American History. (This excerpt taken from the Slater Mill website)
Pomham Rocks is the name for a small, half acre island located on the Providence River about 800 feet from the shore in the Riverside section of East Providence Rhode Island. Pomham Rocks was selected as the site for a navigational aid due to an increase in shipping traffic heading towards Providence in the first half of the nineteenth century.  (This excerpt taken from the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse website)
The Slater Mill Historic Site offers visitors a unique opportunity to see how the Blackstone River Valley was transformed from a series of small farming and milling communities into one the nineteenth century's great industrial centers. The site contains three buildings - the Sylvus Brown House (1758), the Slater Mill (1793) and the Wilkinson Mill (1810) - which illustrate the progression of textile manufacturing from a hand craft to large scale industrial enterprise. (This excerpt taken from the Slater Mill Historic Site website)
Triggs Memorial Golf Course was conceived by Ross in the early 1930's and opened in the spring of 1932. As is typical of many Ross designs, Triggs Memorial is considered an exceptional layout featuring long difficult par 4's, "reachable" par 5's, and spectacular par 3's. The design follows the natural contours of the site with moderate and relatively gentle changes in elevation and small strategically bunkered greens. (This excerpt taken from the Triggs Memorial Golf Course website)
It is the mission of the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum, Inc. (AAIM) to collect and preserve the artifacts, photographs, documents, publications, tools, and machinery that relate to the industrial history of the Attleboro area; to make these materials readily available for both research and enjoyment; and to act as a resource center for the education of the public about the industrial history of the Attleboro area, so that knowledge of the past may contribute to a fuller understanding of the present and inspiration for the future. (This excerpt taken from the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum website)
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