Slater Mill sponsors a variety of public programs, to allow visitors to experience the campus from a perspective that matches their own interests.

Special events in the arts, themed tours in history, paranormal programming, programs for children and families, arts and music festivals, and other special interest programming, is planned throughout the year.

Come back to this page, and view our Calendar, for updates on Slater Mill events.

Saturday, November 8; 12:00 p.m.

Trad Arts Studio –

Hearth Cooking Demonstration in 1758 Sylvanus Brown House

One day session

$65 per person includes presentation, wine and tastings

The 1758 Sylvanus Brown House, one of three historic wood-framed structures in the City of Pawtucket, plays host to Chef Dan Morgan of Pamfilio’s Ristorante for a one-day workshop that will warm the heart and soul.

Chef Morgan’s culinary travels have taken him from Boston to New York, preparing celebrity-style dishes for guests that have included President Bill Clinton.

This session will explore fireplace cooking techniques and tools of the 18th century, as well as the preparation of seasonal dishes that travel well from the plates of the past, to the palate of the present.

Limited to 10 participants.

Register in advance here.

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Mondays – October 27, November 10, & December 15

Showtime 7:30 p.m. 60 minute performance

Ticket includes post-show catered reception with the artists, sponsored by Pamfilio’s Italian Deli and Catering.

$30.00 adults, $25.00 seniors, $8.00 with student I.D.

October 27  —  “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary”  Words of Poe & Tennyson, music of Schubert

November 10 — “Anthem for Doomed Youth”  Veteran’s Day / Armistice Day – music and poetry of World War I

December 15 — “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”  A delightful reading of the Dylan Thomas classic story, featuring poetry of Frost, Dickinson, and others, with works of Grainger, Clarke, Handel, and festive English carols.

Stone Soup Coffeehouse at Slater Mill


Legendary acoustic music performance institution returns to Slater Mill for it 34th season.

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

Opening performance:
Oct. 4th  -  Geoff Muldaur

Oct. 18th  -  Bluegrass Gospel Project

Nov. 8th –  Joyce Katzberg & Jimmy Warren

Nov. 22nd -  Joe Crookston

Dec. 6th –  Mark Erelli w/Charlie Rose
CD Release event


Bi-weekly Saturday evening performances from October 2014 through May 2015.
Visit the Stone Soup website for schedules and information.

January 16, 17, & 18

Trad Arts Studio presents:

Slater Mill’s 7th Annual KNITTING WEEKEND


Click for Full weekend registration  (early-bird rate through November 30)

Click for Partial weekend registration

Click here for Friday Salon and Reception only

Click for Lunch with the Artists only

Click for Class Registration only

Or search for “Knitting Weekend” on Brown Paper Tickets for individual component registration.


Three day convening of fiber artists, from the weekend knitter to the leading knitwear designers.

Opening night cocktail reception and keynote lecture
Master Classes
Vendor marketplace
Networking and camaraderie

Exclusive e-book:  “Weekend Knitting from Knitting Weekend”


Check back for updated information and registration!

Guided walking Tour: 1670′s Pawtucket – The Jenks Settlement


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

For one hundred years prior to the arrival of Samuel Slater, Pawtucket was a thriving artisan and iron worker community, settled originally by Joseph Jenks, Jr., who left his father’s ironworks in Saugus, MA to establish a forge in Rhode Island.  

The tour will explore the locations of the first iron forge in Pawtucket – established prior to the outbreak of King Philip’s War – as well as the settlements of Jenks’s four sons, and other historic sites and structures.

Suitable for all ages, but most appropriate for ages 15 and up.

Requires some up-hill walking through downtown Pawtucket.   Appropriate footwear recommended.

1670′s Pawtucket walking tour is offered on  Saturdays and Holidays AS ANNOUNCED, meeting at Slater Mill at 11 a.m.    Tours are conducted in light rain or shine conditions.


#ParanorMill events:


~ Watch for announcement of new dates ~

Slater Mill just completed a successful October ParanorMill month of weekly investigations, and a Hallowe’en Seance.  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!

We will post dates for Friday or Saturday night events throughout the late fall 2014 through spring 2015 season.  So please check back!

Tickets for Paranormal investigations are $20 per person;  ages 15 and above may participate.

Paranormal programming is coordinated and led by Slater Mill senior interpreter and paranormal expert Carl L. Johnson.  Carl is a frequent speaker, para-con presenter, and has been included in paranormal productions on several television networks.