Corridor NEWS

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 [email protected] 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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Celebrate the Holidays in the Blackstone Valley

October 24, 2022

2022 Holiday Celebrations in the Blackstone Valley Blackstone Valley Polar Express Weekends: November 11 to December 23 Tickets:   Winter Wonderland and Festival of Illumination at Southwick’s Zoo Through December 31 (Wednesday through Sunday) Tickets: (Festival of Illumination…

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Coming Soon: The “Margaret M. Carroll Memorial Greenway Access Area” at the Blackstone River Greenway in Millville, MA

September 26, 2022

In memory of Margaret Carroll’s many years as Millville’s town historian, educator, preservationist, and charter member of the Blackstone River Valley Volunteers-In-Parks program and the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, a section of the Blackstone River…

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

August 31, 2022

The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) is seeking nominations for John H. Chafee Heritage Awards. This award honors individuals or groups who have worked on projects, programs, and institutions that promote the cultural heritage and…

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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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