Corridor NEWS


BHC Photography Ambassadors Host Gallery Show at Museum of Work & Culture

Whitinsville, MA (August 30, 2019) – Volunteer photographers with the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Photography Ambassadors have their first gallery show on display at the Museum of Work & Culture (42 S. Main Street, Woonsocket, RI) throughout the month of September.

     The Photography Ambassadors are a volunteer group with the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Volunteers-In-Parks program. For this first-ever show, the group traveled to 19 different locations throughout the National Heritage Corridor and the National Historical Park, including historic homes, mills, museums, and mill villages. The gallery show was curated by BHC volunteer and photographer Carol Dandrade.

     “Our group of photography enthusiasts thoroughly enjoyed exploring history through our lenses,” Dandrade shared. “Winding our way through barns, attics and basements looking for treasure to photograph is as fulfilling as capturing the historic main floors of the sites. We like knowing that these non-profit locations receive all of our images for their use at no charge.”

     The 19 locations the BHC Photography Ambassadors selected to visit include Blackstone Valley Historical Society, Lincoln, RI; Daniels Farmstead, Blackstone, MA; Dorr Rebellion Museum, Chepachet, RI; E.N. Jenckes Store, Douglas, MA; Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln, RI; Hunts Mills, E. Providence, RI; Moffett Mill and Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, Lincoln, RI; Museum of Work & Culture, Woonsocket, RI; Riverdale Mill, Northbridge, MA; Salisbury Mansion, Worcester, MA; Smith-Appleby House Museum, Smithfield, RI; Uxbridge Antique Fire Museum and John Farnum House, Uxbridge, MA; Valentine Whitman House, Lincoln, RI; Whitin Lasell Manor, Whitinsville, MA; and the nodes of the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park including Ashton Village/Blackstone River State Park in Lincoln, RI; Hopedale, MA; Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket, RI; Slatersville, RI; and Whitinsville, MA.

     Photography Ambassadors featured in the show include Debra Boucher, Woonsocket, RI; Carol Dandrade, Uxbridge, MA; Silvana Della Camera, Norfolk, MA; Rob DeRobertis, Franklin, MA; Denise Duhamel, Fall River, MA; Bob Evans, Northbridge, MA; Ellen Kawadler, Sharon, MA; Sarah Keates, Sharon, MA; Dennis Smith, Uxbridge, MA; Cynthia Vogan, Wrentham, MA.

     All photos in the gallery show are available for sale. The photos are displayed in 11” x 14” mats, ready for framing. A portion of the proceeds benefit BHC. Admission to the gallery is free during museum hours.

     For more information about the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Photography Ambassadors and the gallery show, contact Suzanne Buchanan at 508-234-4242 or