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

Enrollment still open for Knitting and Chair Caning. Call 401-725-8638 x.106 or email info(at)slatermill(dot) org to register!

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Guided Walking Tour:

~ 1670’s Pawtucket: The Jenks Settlement ~

Saturdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Nov. 5 & 12; 11:00 a.m.

Nathaniel Jenks House, East End - COMPRESSED

Join local historian Joshua Choiniere for our popular one-mile guided walk that explores the founding of Pawtucket, Rhode Island by Joseph Jenks Jr. in the 17th century, and the establishment of an ironworks community in the town.

For 120 years 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. 

$5 per person. 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.

SLATER MILL JAZZ – Fall 2016 series

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October 23 | DEBRA MANN Quintet

Known for her Antoinio Carlos Jobim, and Joni Mitchell interpretations (the latter the subject of her upcoming fourth CD), composer, pianist, instructor and vocalist Debra Mann has 30 years on the regional Jazz scene, and continues to step it up.

$12 ($10 for OSMA Members)   Buy Tickets

November 13 | DUKE ROBILLARD Jazz Quartet

Legendary artist, producer, W.C. Handy and Grammy Award-winner Robillard showcases the 1940’s and 50’s-era of Louis Jordan, T-Bone Walker, and Big Joe Turner.

$20 ($18 for OSMA Members)    Buy Tickets

 

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

~ PAST EVENTS ~ THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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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.


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