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.

Friday, December 12; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Our Restoration is Complete!

Stop in for coffee and cheer, and for an up-close look at Pawtucket’s beautifully restored historic landmark!

Free, Open House


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Monday, December 15;  7:30 p.m.

Aurea presents “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.

Join us for the final performance of the 2014 season.
Doors 7:00 p.m. / Showtime 7:30 p.m.

60 minute performance

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

Ticket includes post-show catered reception with the artists.


With the support of the R.I. State Council on the Arts and the Carter Family Charitable Trust.

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.)

Please check the Stone Soup Website for Ticket Prices


January 10 –   Debra Cowan & John Roberts

January 24 –   Sarah Blacker and Jamie Kent (Co-bill)

February 7 -   Marc Douglas Berardo, with Tracie Potochnik and  Steve Allain opening

February 21 -  Chris Trapper, with Hayley Reardon opning

March 7  -        Atwater Donnelly Trio, with Cathy Clasper Torch, preceded by a Hoot

March 21  -      Antje Duvekot, with Mike Laureanno opening

April 11  -         Gordon Bok

April 25  –         Ronny Cox

May 9   –           Martyn Joseph

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”

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

~ Watch for Announcement of Spring 2015 Dates ~

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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:


~ Check back for posting 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!

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.