Engaging public programs are offered at Slater Mill, allowing visitors to experience the campus from a perspective that matches their own interests.

Themed history tours and exhibitions; art exhibits and festivals; fiber and textile arts workshops and classes; concerts of folk, rock, jazz, and chamber music; paranormal investigations, tours, and programming – many ways to appreciate the site in a relevant and contemporary way.


Sam’s Birthday CLASSIC CAR SHOW & Food Truck Fest

Tuesday, June 16, 2015; 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

** Rescheduled from June 9 due to rain **

Hodgson Park, on the Slater Mill Campus

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Show your classic car  to benefit a classic historic landmark, and be among an exclusive group of exhibitors for our one-night-only Sam’s Birthday Classic Car Cruise and Food Truck Fest 2015. We’re celebrating the start of summer, and the anniversary of the birth of Samuel Slater, Pawtucket’s textile innovator.  Spaces are limited. Register in advance recommended, or day-of starting at 3:30 p.m.

“Slater’s Best in Show” Trophy & $100 Cardi’s Gift Certificate
“People’s Choice” Trophy & Slater Mill gift pack

Limited-edition commemorative Dash Plaque and Slater Mill museum passes  for all car owners.

50/50 Raffle and Food Trucks!

Music by:  DJ CAR-GUY

Free & open to public spectators


Sam’s Birthday CLASSIC CAR SHOW 2015 – Vehicle Registration Form

Sponsored by:

pcu5smartital       logo-cardis

Guided walking Tour

1670’s Pawtucket: The Jenks Settlement

~ Saturdays, June 13, 20, & 27, 2015; 11:00 a.m. ~

Nathaniel Jenks House, East End - COMPRESSED

Our popular walking tour of 1670’s Pawtucket, The Jenks Settlement follows a one-mile path through downtown Pawtucket, Rhode Island, beginning an ending at Old Slater Mill, the Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.

For a century prior to the arrival of Samuel Slater, Pawtucket was a thriving artisan community of ironworkers and ship builders, settled originally by Joseph Jenks, Jr. who left his father’s ironworks in Saugus, MA to establish a forge in Rhode Island. The tour explores the sites of the first forge, the homesteads of the Jenks family members, and other related structures. 

$7 per person; suitable for all ages, but most appropriate for ages 15 and up. Requires some up-hill walking through downtown Pawtucket. Comfortable footwear recommended. 75 minutes. Light rain or shine.  

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Mills & Mysteries Paranormal Investigation of Slater Mill

Carl L. Johnson

~ Saturday, June 20; 8:30 p.m. ~

Join Slater Mill senior interpreter and nationally-known paranormal expert Carl L. Johnson for our popular, 90-minute Paranormal Investigation Tour of the Slater Mill historic site.

This program explores the 1793 Slater Mill, the 1758 Sylvanus Brown House, and the Waterwheel Pit of the 1810 Wilkinson Machine Shop, on a site reputed to be one of the most haunted in America – the birthplace of industry, and an era of American transformation.

$20 per person;  ages 15 and up.

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE by calling 401-725-8638  x. 100

Limited to 20 participants.

94th Annual Meeting of the Old Slater Mill Association

Thursday, June 25, 2015
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


OSMA Members are invited to join the Board of Trustees for the 94th Annual Meeting of the Association.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served during the presentation of the Annual Report, the election of Trustees, and the approval of amendments to the OSMA By-Laws.


Saturday, August 29  & Sunday, August 30 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Slater’s Art & Manufacture Festival


In pARTnership with Pawtucket Arts Festival

FREE, and open to the public!

Live Music, Artisan Vendors, Craft Demonstration, Food Trucks! Aside the Blackstone River in Hodgson Park, on the Slater Mill campus.


Sponsored by:

Pawtucket Credit Union, Martone Painting Company, RI State Council on the Arts, City of Pawtucket, National Park Service

Stone Soup Coffeehouse at Slater Mill


The 35th season of Stone Soup Coffeehouse begins on September 26, 2015 at Slater Mill.

All shows begin at 7:00 p.m. (doors 6:30 p.m.)

Please check the Stone Soup Website for the show calendar and ticket information.

Thank you for a great season!


And Thank You to our generous sponsors …


Slater Mill’s Annual Fundraiser, to support our
Educational Scholarship Program

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All sponsors as of 4.29.2015