Corridor NEWS

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Announces John H. Chafee Heritage Award Recipients

April 11, 2022

The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor announces the recipients of its 2021 John H. Chafee Heritage Awards: Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02); U.S. Senator Jack Reed (RI); John Marsland of Cumberland, RI; Ross Weaver of Sutton, MA; and a class…

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2022 Cemetery Conservation Events

March 16, 2022

The following is a listing of cemetery conservation events taking place in the Rhode Island communities of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor as part of the 2022 RI Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks.  Click here to learn…

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2022 Cleanups in the Blackstone Heritage Corridor

March 15, 2022

  As of April 28, 2022   Saturday, April 2 Sutton Town-Wide Earth Day Cleanup Presented by the Sutton Preservationist 4H Club 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Email suttonma4h@gmail or suttoncleanup@gmail for more info.   Saturday, April 2 Yellow Bag…

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Parked at Home Series – Six Sites, Six Stories, Endless Connections

March 3, 2022

Are you parked at home this winter? The staff at Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park invites you to learn about your local, national park—and some faraway places—without even packing a bag. Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park is made up…

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Championing the Blackstone River Bikeway/Greenway

February 28, 2022

Take Action – Become a Bikeway Champion! Help is urgently needed to move the long-sought Blackstone River Bikeway/Greenway project toward the finish line in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island to make this dream a reality! In Massachusetts, where much of…

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New National Park Service Signs Installed in Whitinsville

October 15, 2021

New National Park Service Signs Installed in Whitinsville Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Celebrates Whitinsville’s Industrial Story Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park unveiled new interpretive signs in Whitinsville on October 12th. Pictured left to right: Eric Breitkreutz, Superintendent…

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Blackstone Heritage Corridor Seeks Nominations For John H. Chafee Heritage Awards

September 1, 2021

(WHITINSVILLE, MA) September 1, 2021 – The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) seeks nominations for the John H. Chafee Heritage Awards. The Chafee Awards honor individuals or groups who have worked on projects, programs, and organizations…

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Blackstone Heritage Corridor Survey Results Identify Priorities for the Region

August 13, 2021

Whitinsville, MA (August 13, 2021) – Results from the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor’s Public Input Survey this summer reveal top interests and desired priorities in the 25-community, bi-state region extending from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. BHC was…

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National Park Service Founders Day Celebration Set for August 25 at Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark

August 13, 2021

Whitinsville, MA (August 13, 2021) – Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park are hosting a special celebration for Founders Day, the 105th birthday of the National Park Service, on Wednesday, August 25, at…

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BHC Seeks Public Input In Survey

May 27, 2021

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Launches Public Input Survey Community Feedback Will Help Guide Stewardship Priorities For the past 35 years, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) has been the storyteller, guide, and champion for the bi-state region created by…

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Voters Support Bikeway Expansion

May 20, 2021

Voters in Uxbridge and Sutton Vote to Authorize Local Officials to Negotiate Easements  for Blackstone River Bikeway Expansion   Whitinsville, MA  – Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor’s mission to continue expanding the Blackstone River Greenway/Bikeway has gained momentum. At…

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BHC Renews Study to Restore a Section of the Historic Blackstone Canal in Uxbridge and Northbridge, MA

May 12, 2021

  Blackstone Heritage Corridor Celebrates Preservation Month in May Pictured here is a view of the historic Goat Hill Lock along the Blackstone Canal looking onto Rice City Pond in Uxbridge, MA. The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor has…

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