Events

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.

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S.A.M.FEST
Slater’s Ar(t)chitecture and Manufacture Festival

Saturday, September 6, 2014; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 7; 12 – 5 pm
Slater Mill / Hodgson Park

S.A.M.FEST celebrates the innovative spirit in the arts and architecture, manufacture and creative enterprise of all kinds, at iconic Slater Mill, the place “where innovation starts.”

S.A.M.FEST showcases art and design, architectural restoration, artisan manufacture, new music and performance in the center park of downtown Pawtucket, aside the mighty Blackstone River.

Unique, quirky, historic, futuristic, salvage, antique, and other dynamic vendors, presenters, and performers promoting themes of arts, craft, textile & fiber, jewelry, architecture, gadgetry, and wonder will be offered to the community at S.A.M.FEST.

VENDORS – please call 401-725-8638 x 104 for information.

Thank you to our sponsors:

 

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Also at Slater Mill as part of Pawtucket Arts Fest month:

Sunday, September 21 –  AUREA presents “Not About Heroes”

Thursday, September 25 –  Mixed Magic Theater presents “Blackstone River Song, Part 1″

Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill

Opening Celebration and Designer Salon
Sunday, September 28, 12 – 4 pm

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Join Slater Mill for the official launch of Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill –   our expanded initiative in the fiber, textile, and maker arts, heritage craft, and folk art performance.

From 12pm to 4pm, Slater Mill hosts a free Open House with spinning and weaving demonstration, meet the Guilds, information and sign ups for fall classes, and more.

From 12:30 to 2:30, Trad Arts Studio, in partnership with In the Loop yarn shop of southeaster, Mass., hosts a ticketed designer salon with emerging artist Alicia Plummer.

Salon admission is $36 for Slater Mill members, or $45 for non-members, and includes Plummer’s talk and trunk show, and a gift bag that includes an exclusive garment pattern and a skein of highest-quality yarn.

Purchase tickets online here, or by calling 401-725-8638 x100.

Sunday, September 28
12 to 4 pm
Thank you to our Trad Arts Studio sponsors:

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The Autoneers – Horseless Carriage Club

Blackstone Valley Ride & Slater Mill Stop

Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

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The Autoneers will showcase their turn-of-the-century automobiles during a stop at Slater Mill on their October 4 Blackstone Valley ride.

The public is invited to view these remarkable vehicles, and speak with their owners and operators.

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

Saturdays in October, 11am – 12:30 pm

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Walking tours 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 each Saturday in October, beginning at 11 a.m. at Slater Mill.

October 4, 11, 18 and 25

Light rain, or shine

 

AUREA at Slater Mill

The Alchemy of Words and Music

Mondays – October 27, November 10, & December 15

7:00 p.m.

60 minute performance, followed by a talk-back and reception with the artists

$25.00 adults
$20.00 seniors
$5.00 with student I.D.

October 27  —  Words of Poe & Tennyson, music of Schubert
November 10 — Celebrating 20th c. British composer Benjamin Britten
December 15 – A Child’s Christmas

www.aureaensemble.org

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Stone Soup Coffeehouse at Slater Mill

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

Bi-weekly Saturday evening performances from October 2014 through May 2015.

Visit www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.org for schedules and information.

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COMING SOON!

Trad Arts Studio – Hearth Cooking Programs

Dates to be announced –  JOIN OUR MAILING LIST!