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Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center at Worcester

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3 Paul Clancy Way (GPS use 115 McKeon Road)
Worcester, MA 01607 United States
(508) 341-0741 BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org

September 2019

Blackstone: What’s in a Name?

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center at Worcester, 3 Paul Clancy Way (GPS use 115 McKeon Road)
Worcester, MA 01607 United States
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Blackstone

Do you know how the Blackstone River valley got its name? Join BHC's Val Stegemoen, who has a passion for the history of the Blackstone Valley and its stories, as he presents a travelogue of the Blackstone River Valley. Come early or stay later for short walks around the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center.

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A Talk on King Philip’s War

September 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center at Worcester, 3 Paul Clancy Way (GPS use 115 McKeon Road)
Worcester, MA 01607 United States
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A Talk on King Phillip's War

Calling all history buffs for A Talk on King Philip's War!  Join BHC's Frank Cortesa for a presentation on one of the least known wars fought in North America that had a major impact on the ongoing relationship between European settlers and Native American peoples.  The first part of the discussion will provide an overview of the King Philip's War in the New England Colonies.  The second part will explore the war and its impact in the Blackstone Valley with…

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GO! For a Bike Ride – Worcester to Millbury

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center at Worcester, 3 Paul Clancy Way (GPS use 115 McKeon Road)
Worcester, MA 01607 United States
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Bike Ride

Join the volunteers of Blackstone Heritage Corridor Bikeway Ambassadors for a guided bike ride from the BHC Visitor Center, Worcester, Ma. to the Millbury Parking Area and back.  Along the way there will be a stop to check out the innovative Cycling Repair Station and Exhibit installed at the Millbury Street entrance to the Bikeway. Helmets required. Round trip 6.5 miles.

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Stone Walls of New England

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center at Worcester, 3 Paul Clancy Way (GPS use 115 McKeon Road)
Worcester, MA 01607 United States
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Stone Walls of New England

Join Professor Robert Thorson, University of Connecticut, and author of Stone Walls of New England, to lean why rocks, stones and boulders continually appear in our yards and fields.  Discover when the first walls were constructed and why, who built them, and why those New England walls differ from other walls around the world.  You'll also learn what you can do to preserve the miles and miles of stone walls in the area.

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Play Ball! Early Baseball in the Blackstone Valley

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center at Worcester, 3 Paul Clancy Way (GPS use 115 McKeon Road)
Worcester, MA 01607 United States
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Baseball in the Blackstone Valley

Did you know we’ve been playing baseball in the Blackstone Valley since the early 1800s?  Come play a version of baseball that kids in Worcester played in the 1820s.  Learn about some early Worcester stars and earn a Junior Ranger badge. Suitable for children 6 and up. Equipment not needed.

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October 2019

The Promise is Hope – Live Show

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center at Worcester, 3 Paul Clancy Way (GPS use 115 McKeon Road)
Worcester, MA 01607 United States
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The Promise is Hope

Join us for an evening with Worcester's own singer/songwriter folk duo + married couple, The Promise is Hope, at the gorgeous new Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center. Kaiti Jones (Cambridge, MA) will be opening the evening.  // THE PROMISE IS HOPE // “A match made in heaven” may be fanciful, but the blended musicality of Ashley and Eric L’Esperance comes close to validating this old saying. The pair first felt the electricity of their undeniable chemistry at an impromptu song swap. A year…

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