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for the American Industrial Revolution

Important Update in Regard to COVID-19

May 20, 2020

The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation. The safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our top priority.

Acting on the directives from both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Center at Worcester, MA and our administrative office in Whitinsville, MA will be closed to the public for the time being. Our spring public programs and events are currently suspended. But, even with our doors closed, we'll do our best to keep you connected to Corridor. Be sure to follow Corridor News as we continue to Get Lost in the Blackstone River Valley!

We thank you for your support during this unprecedented time.

Continue to follow us on social media or visit BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org for further details and the most up-to-date information. You can also contact us at mail@blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

Learn more about COVID-19 response here:

Reopening Massachusetts

Reopening Rhode Island

Acting on a directive from the National Park Service, the Volunteers-In-Parks programs and volunteer activities will be suspended until further notice. All volunteers with both the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park and Heritage Corridor are asked to refrain from volunteering at this time. Use this time to take care of yourself and be safe.

The health and well-being of all of our volunteers, staff, and visitors to the valley is of the utmost importance. We thank you for your support during this unprecedented time. We will be assessing the situation and will certainly keep you all informed.

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The American Industrial Revolution

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The Blackstone River Valley

National Heritage Corridor

It’s authentic…the real deal! This is where the American Industrial Revolution began and sent reverberations throughout the country. Follow the 46 miles of the Blackstone River as it drops 450 feet to sea level. Explore the varied habitats of its watershed, the charming towns and villages in the region, and our distinctive culture created by ethnic influences from around the globe. This is Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

An energetic non-profit, Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities and businesses, and residents to ensure the long-term vitality of the National Heritage Corridor.

Our Volunteers contribute their time and energy to make a difference for everyone in the River Valley. Please Join Us

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