Corridor NEWS

Blackstone River Valley Heritage Center at Worcester Reopens

August 25, 2023

The Blackstone River Valley Heritage Center at Worcester (3 Paul Clancy Way, Worcester, MA) has reopened for visitors under the management of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (MassDCR). Operating hours are Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1…

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Blackstone Heritage Corridor Brings Accessible Cycling to MA and RI

July 17, 2023

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) is partnering with All Out Adventures (AOA) to offer a series of accessible cycling events in September on the Blackstone River Bikeway/Greenway in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Two rides will be at…

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North Smithfield Heritage Association: Partner Spotlight

June 30, 2023

The North Smithfield Heritage Association (NSHA) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1970 with a mission to preserve and promote the culture, heritage, and natural resources of North Smithfield, Rhode Island.  It has over 180 members and…

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Cemetery Conservation Events with Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society

May 12, 2023

Talk-Tour-Stone Repair Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. Come to the Riverside Cemetery (Harrisville Cemetery) in Harrisville, RI, (located opposite the Harrisville Fire Station on Callahan School Street) to hear the story of Bathsheba Sherman’s headstone. Bathsheba was blamed for…

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Ranger Walkabout Series 2023

May 11, 2023

Join a Park Ranger and explore the Blackstone River Valley. During the months of June, July, and August, staff from Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park offer specialty tours at varying locations across the Blackstone River Watershed. These programs begin at…

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Bike, Hike, and Paddle with the Corridor This Spring

April 14, 2023

Adventure awaits in the Blackstone Valley, and Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s volunteers invite you to join them on guided bike rides, hikes, and paddle trips this spring. Explore different sections of the Blackstone River Bikeway/Greenway with Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s Bikeway Ambassadors.…

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BHC’s Board of Directors Elects Two New Members

March 29, 2023

The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Board of Directors elected two new Board members at its March meeting, including Sue Ciaramicoli of Hopedale, MA, and Paul Jones of North Smithfield, RI. Sue is the Volunteer Curator at the Little…

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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Announces New Board Appointments

March 2, 2023

The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC), serving 25 communities between Worcester, MA, and Providence, RI, announces new appointments made to its Board of Directors during its annual meeting in February. The Board of Directors elected new officers, including Dennis H.…

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2023 Spring Cleanups in the Blackstone Valley

February 28, 2023

(This list is as of  March 30, 2023)   Saturdays in April Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone Cleanups in Lincoln, Cumberland, and more. Watch for more info or contact Keith Hainley at Follow on Facebook:  …

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A Holiday Present for the Blackstone Valley – the National Heritage Corridor Extended for Another Fifteen Years

December 23, 2022

With the full support of the Congressional delegations from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Senate Bill 1942, known as the National Heritage Area Act, was approved by Congress and sent to President Joe Biden for his signature. The bill passed the…

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Support the National Heritage Area Act!

December 19, 2022

Your help is needed for National Heritage Areas like the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Under the current federal legislative model, National Heritage Areas are subject to individual sunset clauses, after which they lose federal funding. For too long…

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Blackstone Heritage Corridor Celebrates Its Volunteers

December 16, 2022

Abigail Epplett Named Suzanne Buchanan Volunteer of the Year Award Winner Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) hosted a volunteer recognition celebration for its Volunteers-In-Parks program on December 15, 2022, where it named the first recipient of its Suzanne…

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