Events

Themed history tours and exhibitions, art exhibits and festivals, fiber and textile art classes, live music performances, paranormal investigations and more – Slater Mill offers visitors a variety of activities and perspectives from which to appreciate the site in a relevant and contemporary way.

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS, VISIT our Calendar page

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2016 Lectures & Events at Slater Mill

Free & open to the public

 

Saturday, August 20; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Statewide Master Gardener Project Open House.  Includes the Sylvanus Brown House Garden at the Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark.  Free!  For more info, click HERE.

Saturday, August 27 (all day, during SAM FEST)
URI Master Gardeners welcome visitors to the garden for free soil testing, advice and tours.

 

About the site:  In 2014, the URI Master Gardeners adopted the Sylvanus Brown House garden at Slater Mill as a Community Project. Led by volunteers Beverly Burgess and Linda McDaniel, the garden now grows herbs, vegetables, fibers, and ornamentals typical of an 18th century American garden.  Our garden feeds the hungry, and educates students and the public.

~ PAST EVENTS ~ THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

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Join us on June for a spring celebration on the Blackstone River, in support of enrichment education at Slater Mill.

A Grande Fete by the River
Saturday, June 4, 2016
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

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Our annual fundraiser in support of our Educational Scholarship Program, which provides free and reduced-rate admissions for all student visitors.

Live music and dancing, with Klem Klimek’s “Buddy System,” featuring Milt Reeder
Illuminated grounds and evening factory access
Locally-sourced Latin specialty foods
Refreshing libations
Clever silent auction and wine grab bags

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

We thank our generous sponsors to date:

MAJOR SPONSORS:

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SUPPORTERS:

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FRIENDS:

Dr. Peter Baziotis, Treiber Family Foundation, AAA Southern New England, ai designs, and Chatterton Insurance

 

And our Educational Scholarship Fund benefactors:  Alice I. Sullivan Foundation, The Felicia Fund, the June Rockwell Levy Foundation, Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation, and the City of Pawtucket CDBG

JAZZ WILL RETURN IN THE FALL – THANKS EVERYONE FOR COMING OUT THIS SPRING!

 

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May 15 | Boston Jazz All-Stars, featuring TIM RAY

This trio brings the finest and most successful Boston-based jazz musicians to Pawtucket. Legendary pianist Tim Ray, former musical director for Lyle Lovett, is joined by former Gary Burton Quintet rhythm section John Lockwood on bass and Marty Richards on drums.

$15 ($13 for OSMA Members)

Buy tickets for May 15

 

Showtime 7:30 p.m. (Doors 7 p.m.)

For advance tickets, call 401-725-8638 x.100, or visit slatermill.org.

Supported by:
RI State Council on the Arts, City of Pawtucket, Carter Family Charitable Trust, and the Old Slater Mill Association

This season’s final investigation observes the birthdate of Samuel Slater … Join us June 9

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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.

 

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

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WALKING TOURS return in the Fall of 2016!

 

Guided walking Tour

~ 1670’s Pawtucket: The Jenks Settlement ~

Saturdays, April 30, May 7, 14 & 21; 11:00 a.m.

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Join us for 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. 

Free this spring!  Suitable for all ages, but most appropriate for ages 12 and up. Requires some up-hill walking through downtown Pawtucket. Comfortable footwear recommended. 75 minutes. Light rain or shine.

Offered in partnership with the National Park Service, and Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc.