Events

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.

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF 2015 EVENTS, VISIT our Calendar page

Thursday, September 3
5:30. to 7 p.m.

Gaia

Artist Lecture: Story-telling textiles for infectious disease prevention in West Africa

GAIA Vaccine Foundation

*Register here on eventbrite*

Presented FREE by

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With the support of the Phyllis Kimball Johnstone Foundation,
and our Trad Arts Studio sponsors
TAS Sponsors 2014-15

Saturday, September 19
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Shri YOGA-THON @ Slater Mill

*Register online at www.shriyoga.org*

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Stone Soup Coffeehouse at Slater Mill

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

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

2015-2016 Schedule:

September 26   Songs in the Round
Mary Ann Rossoni, Caroline Doctorow, Michael Laureanno
Opening Weekend: Anniversary Fundraiser
October 3         Haunt the House
October 17       An Evening with Patty Larkin
November 7     Michael Johnson with Kirsten Maxwell opening
November 21   Cindy Kallet, Michael Cicone and Ellen Epstein
December 5     Grace Morrison with Caroline Cotter opening
January 9         Vance Gilbert with Joanne Lurgio opening
March 5           Boxcar Lillies with Davey O opening
April 2             Robinson and Rohe; Ian Fitzgerald
April 16           Bill Staines with Molly Pinto Madigan opening
April 30           Mary Ann Rossoni with Rick Demers opening
May 14             Tret Fure and RISA Songrwriter Finalists

Please visit the Stone Soup Website for ticket information.

Stone Soup Coffeehouse is a listening room.  
The performance hall is handicapped-accessible.

~ Mills & Mysteries ~

Paranormal Investigations
Thursdays, October 22 & 29; 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Seance
Saturday, October 31; 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Carl L. Johnson

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.

Paranormal Investigation:  $20 per person;  ages 15 and up.  Limit 20 participants

Seance:  $27 per person; ages 18 and up.  Limit 12 participants

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

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Guided walking Tour

~ 1670’s Pawtucket: The Jenks Settlement ~

Saturdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24; 11:00 a.m.
Saturdays, November 7 & 14; 11:00 a.m.

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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. 

~ Ocean State Poets ~

Saturdays, November 14
All-day event

 

For more information visit http://www.oceanstatepoets.org

~ PAST EVENTS ~ THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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

Slater’s Art & Manufacture Festival
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INDUSTRIAL & TEXTILE ARTS  –  MUSIC  –   FILM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.:
    Doug Woolverton / DW Funk All Stars
   The James Montgomery Band
           feat. Cliff Goodwin from the Joe Cocker Band
    The JON BUTCHER AXIS

SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 p.m.
     (It’s a) Complex World, a film by Jim Wolpaw

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.:
     Jay Brunelle
     R.I. Music Hall of Famers Marty Richards & Marty Ballou, with:
           Bobby Keyes (Robin Thicke, Little Wayne)
           “Sax” Gordon Beadle
     The YOUNG ADULTS

Art-making, food trucks, and festivities in Hodgson Park, aside the mighty Blackstone River at historic Slater Mill!

FREE, and open to the public!

Click here for SAMFEST2015 Vendor Application

Presented with the pARTnership and support of:
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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

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

Sponsored by:

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

And Thank You to our generous sponsors …

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

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

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All sponsors as of 4.29.2015